Alexander Downer will conduct the first review of the Border Operations team in over a decade. Starting today, he will examine all areas of the agency’s work, including illegal migration, customs and national security. Mr Downer was responsible for helping to shape Australia’s immigration policy, including the controversial policy ofRead More →

In recent days, more than 300 migrants have crossed the English Channel from France to the United Kingdom. More than 100 were intercepted by French authorities before they left the coast. One person has been declared dead. On Thursday 13 January, the UK Home Office (Home Office) confirmed to theRead More →

Four asylum seekers who crossed the Channel to the UK in small boats have successfully had their convictions overturned for immigration offenses, with the UK Court of Appeal acknowledging a lack of evidence they intended to enter the country illegally. The asylum seekers – three Iranians and a Kuwaiti –Read More →

People defending the rights of migrants stand next to a banner reading “309 dead at the Franco-British border since 1999”, during a rally outside the port of Calais, France, November 25, 2021.Rafael Yaghobzadeh/Associated Press The growing row between France and Britain over how to stop migrants crossing the English ChannelRead More →