Policy area: Migration

Reports

Shared goals

This report from UK think tank British Future explores the unique power of club football to foster a shared sense of identity across people from different backgrounds. Support for club football reaches across our society, spanning political, social and ethnic divides. ‘Shared Goals: The power of football to connect diverse communities’ sets out new research...

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Immigration and the election: time to choose

This report from UK think tank British Future looks at public trust in the Conservative and Labour parties to have the right policies on immigration and asylum. Immigration and the election: Time to choose examines shifting public attitudes to immigration and asylum. It draws on new findings from the Ipsos/British Future Immigration Attitudes Tracker, which...

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The prospective immigration policy of Sir Keir Starmer’s Labour party

This report from UK think tank the Henry Jackson Society looks at the prospective immigration policy of Sir Keir Starmer's Labour party. The Labour Party, headed by Sir Keir Starmer, finds itself in a favourable position for the upcoming elections. Yet its position on one of the most important topics for the electorate today remains...

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Criminal exploitation

This report from UK think tank the Centre for Social Justice examines the impact of criminal exploitation or modern slavery by another name. The typical understanding many people have of modern slavery involves foreign nationals exploited in prostitution or forced to work in inhumane conditions under threats and violence. Yet the most prevalent form of...

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The UK’s coming election and the politics of immigration

This report from UK think tank the Social Market Foundation highlights five key themes - and what they mean - for any party wanting to govern for all. Divisions over immigration and asylum have been a feature of British politics for decades. Much of the debate in this policy area has become tired and repetitive....

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Ukraine’s nuclear shadow

This report from UK think tank the Henry Jackson Society This research paper addresses the national security implications of the potential and actual nuclear and radiological events in Ukraine for the UK and the European members of NATO. The armed conflict, over the past 20 months, has had significant humanitarian, economic, and environmental impacts in...

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Beyond Brexit: public perspectives on the future UK-EU relationship

This report by UK think tank British Future analyses new research on public attitudes towards the UK’s future relationship with the EU. This British Future report analyses new research on public attitudes towards the UK’s future relationship with the EU. It covers such issues as whether people would support closer cooperation between the UK and...

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What is in the prime minister’s ‘emergency’ asylum legislation?

This report from UK think tank the Institute for Government examines the safety of the Rwanda Bill and Rwanda Treaty. What are the implications for constitutional and international law of the prime minister’s latest Rwanda gamble?

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From HK to UK

This report from UK think tank British Future will explore Hong Kongers' new lives in Britain. The most authoritative study to date of BN(O) Hong Kongers in the UK. From HK to UK: Hong Kongers’ new lives in Britain draws on new research from a representative sample of 2,000 Hong Kongers who have come to...

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Studying abroad to serve China

This report from UK think tank the Henry Jackson Society suggests that it is critical for universities and students’ unions to recognise that CSSAs are not independent – they are part of a system. Universities and students’ unions are operating under the fiction that CSSAs, the Chinese Students and Scholars Associations [中国学生学者联谊会] in the UK,...

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Charting new waters

This report from UK think tank IPPR is a progressive response to the Channel crossings. The surge in arrivals from people crossing the Channel in small boats has become an increasingly charged issue for government. The number of detected arrivals rose sharply from 299 in 2018 to 45,744 in 2022, and there have been more...

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A tale of two human rights lawyers

This report from UK think tank the Social Market Foundation explores whether a Labour government could realise a better future in the UK for refugee protection with control. Judgment on the legality of the government’s ‘Rwanda plan’ response to the irregular migrant flows across the English Channel is currently awaited from the Supreme Court. In...

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Why the international community is failing urban refugees

This report from UK think tank IIED looks at four 'myths' about protracted displacement. This paper challenges decision makers’ and humanitarian practitioners’ reliance on stereotypes about protracted displacement. It questions received ideas about camps and about displaced people’s experiences in towns and cities. It is structured around four such ‘myths’, examining each in turn, before...

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Dilemmas of control

This report from UK think tank British Future presents the findings of the immigration attitudes tracker 2023. ‘Dilemmas of Control’ reports the new 2023 findings from the Ipsos/British Future Immigration attitudes tracker, which has followed public attitudes to immigration across a range of questions since 2015. It examines public attitudes to immigration numbers, migration for...

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Alternative policies for the UK’s asylum system

This report from UK think tank Bright Blue looks at UK public attitudes towards the principles and policies of the asylum system. This Bright Blue report analyses UK public attitudes towards the principles and policies of the asylum system in the UK. The findings provide a strong case to - and policy advice for -...

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Post Covid-19, what should be the primary focus for UK immigration policy

After the coronavirus crisis and the recognised contribution of key workers, many of whom are immigrants, has this changed the immigration debate? A points-based system will prevent migrants from working in many key roles By Cameron Boyle (The Foreign Policy Centre) One positive to emerge from the COVID-19 era has been the increased appreciation for...

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