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video 19 December 2014 UK

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Migrants made '100 attempts a day' to enter UK - video

Figures released under the freedom of information act have revealed that border forces detected almost 12,000 attempts in the four months from the beginning of April to the end of July.

article 19 December 2014 UK
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2014 in immigration: from EU arrivals to Ukip defections

It began the year as a relatively quiet issue. Then along came the Ukip surge, a shock European election and two Conservative defections. Here we look back at the last 12 months of immigration.

article 07 December 2014 UK
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Farage: is immigration to blame for traffic jams in the UK?

Ukip leader Nigel Farage blames high levels of immigration and congestion on the M4 for missing a reception to meet supporters in Port Talbot ahead of the party's first Welsh conference.

article 03 December 2014 World, Mali
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Why are migrants so desperate to reach Europe?

One in every 50 migrants who try to reach Europe across the Mediterranean Sea will die on the journey. What is so terrible in their home countries to force people into such a desperate voyage?

article 03 December 2014 UK
UN special rapporteur for migrants' rights, Francois Crepeau (Reuters)
UN 'b*******' migration comments 'ignorant' says Ukip

Remarks by a UN expert condemning the UK's attitude to immigration as "b*******" are dismissed by Ukip as "coarse and petulant."

video 03 December 2014 World, Italy

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Dying to get here: the boat that became a tomb - video

Around 360 migrants died in the Lampedusa boat tragedy. A haunting film by photographer Francesco Zizola and Teresa Smith explores the wrecked vessel and the political questions those deaths pose.

video 02 December 2014 World, Italy

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Migrant death ships: 'We have to do the rescue' - video

Immigrants bound for Europe on perilous routes "are taking the risk because they feel like they have no choice", says Natalie Bennett, leader of the Green Party.

article 29 November 2014 UK
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Who are the modern slaves in Britain?

Britain could have four times as many slaves as previously thought, according to a new estimate from the Home Office.

video 28 November 2014 UK

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Will Cameron's immigration proposals work? - video

Lukasz Szlek, who lives in Southampton, an area which has seen a big influx of EU immigrants, tells Economics Editor Paul Mason that David Cameron is to blame for anti-Polish rhetoric in the country.