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post 28 August 2014
Read more on Simon Israel's blog Tory net migration pledge remains an elusive dream

Today's immigration figures showed an increase of 68,000 people coming to the UK, meaning it is almost impossible for the Conservatives to honour their election pledge to bring down net migration.

article 23 August 2014 UK, Afghanistan
Two lorry drivers are remanded in custody after appearing in court charged in connection with the death of a man found in a container at Tilbury docks.
Lorry drivers remanded over Tilbury container death

Two lorry drivers are remanded in custody after appearing in court charged in connection with the discovery of a dead man in a container at Tilbury docks.

video 19 August 2014 UK

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Tracking down the Tilbury docks survivors - video

After being discovered in a shipping container in Tilbury docks, Essex, dozens of Afghan migrants are recovering in the UK. Cordelia Lynch tracked down the Tilbury survivors to hear their stories.

article 18 August 2014 UK
Taxpayers will foot the bill after a tribunal finds flaws in the government's cancellation of a contract for technology to count people in and out of the country (Reuters)
Borders contract termination costs taxpayer 220m

Taxpayers will foot the bill after a tribunal finds flaws in the government's cancellation of a contract for technology to count people in and out of the country.

article 17 August 2014 UK, Belgium
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Police hunt driver after Tilbury immigrant rescue

Police reveal that the immigrants smuggled into Tilbury port were Sikhs from Afghanistan, as an international investigation gets under way.

article 05 August 2014 World, France
African migrants clash in Calais
Paraic O'Brien by On the scene as African migrants clash in Calais - video

There have been three serious rioting incidents in Calais in the last 24 hours. Last night 51 people were injured as immigrants attacked each other in the French port. Channel 4 News was there.

post 24 July 2014
Read more from Kylie Morris on her blog On the Hispanic child migrant trail

More than 50,000 children have made the journey without their parents from Central America into the United States since November - but what happens to them?

video 24 July 2014 World, Mexico

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Afraid and alone: why immigrant children flee to US - video

Thousands of Central American children are entering the US illegally. As Guillermo Galdos explains, many are fleeing the violence and terror of drug gangs who rule the roost back home.

post 03 July 2014
Read more from Kylie Morris on her blog US immigrants are more than just numbers

One young immigrant tells me here story - she went to school in her town one day, and wore the wrong colours. Two members of a gang approached her, and delivered a death threat.