A first look at the “New Plan for Immigration”

Today the Home Office published a new plan for immigration with the title, somehow both grandiloquent and banal, New Plan for Immigration. It is mainly concerned with asylum and people who enter the UK illegally (those two concepts being subtly mashed together) but there are also some miscellaneous proposals for tweaks to citizenship laws. The asylum proposals are mostly irrelevant to the real needs of a creaking system, which as we set out in some detail yesterday are largely of the Home Office’s own making. As former immigration minister Caroline Nokes wrote last week, “getting to grips with the growing backlog of asylum decisions… will require investment”. Instead we have … Continue reading A first look at the “New Plan for Immigration”