The voice of Britain’s immigrant community.
(IPP) was duly created, formed and registered by the Electoral Commission of England in 2015.
The Immigrants Political Party does not accept any financial donations of any kind. If you are interested in immigration and the issues affecting us today in this country we ask that you register yourself as a member, volunteer or register your interest only.
The IPP was set up as a reaction to the anti-immigration policies of the present government which have forced immigrants of all nationalities to unite together and stand up using this platform to protect their basic human rights. Other countries worldwide have set up similar political parties with the same vision. We are fed up of being treated as if we have no fundamental human rights that require protection. We are not ‘products’ or ‘goods’ but human beings and we should be governed and subject to humane laws.
The IPP represents not only the interests of immigrants who are in the process of being settled in the UK but also those immigrants who have been settled here for generations. A large majority of immigrants who have obtained British citizenship or Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK have deep connections to their countries of origin. Most of them not only have their parents, families and properties back home, but also have their business transacted in both countries. These links to their homeland are further bolstered by their children marrying within their families back home to keep the joint family system surviving.
We believe that UK immigration laws were mostly fair and proportionate while the Labour Party were in power. (Note we are not Labour supporters per se – nor are we a sub-body of the Labour party). The Conservatives however have a long history of making policies specifically targeted against immigration and immigrants. One of the most controversial and notorious immigration Rules called the Preliminary Purpose Rule is still in the minds of immigrants.
We, like the majority of immigrants and indigenous people are not in favour of an open door immigration policy – but simply want a fair one. However under the name of ‘tightening Immigration laws’, we have seen immigrants being deprived of their basic human rights by the current Government.
Its time to stand together and deport what is an ‘Empire’ State mentality and to revert to the true British traditions of championing law, liberty and justice. We (like so many people including non-immigrants), believe that this country should not have an open door policy to immigration – but a managed one that benefits everyone, not just the staff at the Home Office or whoever is head of an Immigration Department in Government.
The IPP is duly registered with the Electoral Commission of England.
There are thousands of British law graduates who don’t have jobs – they have qualifications – but are unemployed. They could be assisting the Home Office and saving the tax-payers millions of pounds because they would understand legal principles and how they are applied.
Our definition of Immigrant
Our definition of immigrants includes international refugees, international students, European nationals and non European nationals, Irish and Scottish communities. Our definition of immigrant is simple and reflects what the general public considers to be an ‘immigrant’.
The authoritative House of Commons Library Briefing Paper titled ‘Migration Statistics’ Number SN06077, dated 02 September 2015, by Mr. Oliver Hawkins notes that ”Between January 2014 and December 2014 there were approximately 5.3 million people with non-British nationality living in the UK and 8.3 million people who were born abroad. ” The paper further notes that: ‘When measured as a proportion of the total population, foreign nationals were 7.8% of the UK population, which places the UK 11th among the 28 EU countries on this measure. Foreign-born people were 12.5% of the UK population, which also places the UK 11th among EU countries on this measure.’ So according to this estimate 23% of the UK population is ‘foreign’ (immigrant).Immigrants Political Party has approximated a further 2 million undocumented persons or those that are currently going through the Home Office system. So we estimate that at least 50 per-cent of the population (both documented and undocumented) is an immigrant. We can take this figure even further if we decide to count in British born children of settled immigrants who are not showing in our current approximation.
IPP is neither a ‘right’ nor ‘left’ wing party. We respect the United Kingdom and its right to protect its borders, culture and language. Unfortunately Teresa May in Government has ensured that our borders are open to thousands of people without any proper checks and balances. Since she came to head the Immigration Department at the Home Office she has been destroying the English foundation of democracy and eating away at this country’s long ancient established principles regarding the Rule of Law and the foundations of democracy. For centuries this country has had three pillars supporting the State (or power). They are the Legislature (who make the law), Executive (Government) and the Judiciary (who implement the law). If any of these three pillars has too much power (at the expense of the other two) then we will have abuse of power – because too much power is being controlled by one pillar.
Since 2010 the Executive (Government) has been awarding itself more and more power so that it has effectively become Judge and Jury in public and private matters. Unfortunately it appears that the present Government (in the area of Immigration) has unchecked powers and there is widespread evidence of its abuse – in practice. This must be stopped. If we do not speak up now (peacefully) in the long term everyone will be affected including native British people.
Home Office cut and paste decisions
There appears to be no common sense or sensible approach to clearing back-log of case already pending at Home Office and ‘how’ decisions are made to grant immigrants leave to remain in this country.IPP has evidence of hundreds of cases where the facts are almost identical but the decisions are anything but consistent which shows just how inefficient her Government is. As per the research of Lib Dem spokesman Alistair Carmichael, the UK Tory government has now made the seventh immigration law in the last eight years and has made 45,000 changes to the immigration rules since Teresa May became Home Secretary in 2010.
Instead of resolving immigration cases that were pending already at the Home Office it has just created more problems by letting in any EU national that wants to come here at the expense of immigrants whose cases have been pending at the Home Office for several years, who are settled in the UK (albeit no long term status conferred as yet), who have families and children who attend schools in Britain and who are also willing to work (without reliance on public funds). But Home Office will not allow them to work and at same time will not deal with their cases promptly and then after several years keeping their cases pending expects them to return to their native country. We have countless stories of how the Home Office carries out such abusive practices.We do not believe that EU migrants should have to suffer – but we do believe that the Government (indeed demand) that if we are going to apply immigration – we should do so fairly. We are good at writing legislation and talking about Human Rights but not so good at implementing these.
We are frustrated at the way this Government has increasingly used Immigration over the last 5 years to racially profile native born British citizens of immigrant communities as well as immigrants who are long settled here. There are so many examples – but a good one is the way the Government is ruining our restaurant business. The Indian restaurant business in the UK owned by Indians, Bangladeshis and Pakistanis is being continuously targeted for raid and search under the excuse that the Home Office is searching for illegal immigrants.
We want the Home Office to make ‘fair’ decisions that are professional and take into account an individual’s personal circumstances. The Home Office staff mostly sends out the SAME decision in hundreds of cases. Increasingly there are unacceptable mistakes in their correspondence – not once – but in hundreds of cases – where they send cut and paste decisions and incorrectly put another individual’s name or date or birth or reference number and even wrong nationality and even wrong facts. For example telling Pakistani national they are deporting him to Jamaica. There is no fairness because if anyone else who deals in immigration did this they would be vilified by their Regulators (incidentally appointed by the same Government) and then would be subjected to pay compensation to clients (even though it was a mistake), get bad publicity as well as be subjected to proceedings and the sorts from their Regulator or Complaints Body.
There are many examples of Home Office’s unfair decisions and decision-making processes. England has a rich legal heritage which is respected internationally and collectively generates billions of pounds for the economy as well as employs millions of people. Instead of employing legally qualified people to handle immigration work, Home Office appears to have employed millions of workers who have no legal qualifications costing taxpayer more money as many of them don’t apply the law correctly at all. Instead they use standard cut and paste decisions for thousands of cases – resulting in unfair decisions – which then are challenged and then Home Office has to defend its actions. This costs the tax-payers millions of wasted pounds. That money could be spent better elsewhere.
There are thousands of examples of how the Home Office uses unfair decision-making powers to arrive at basically nonsense decisions. Where people are entitled to get some kind of leave to remain in this country fairly because they meet conditions of the Immigration Rules – Home Office mainly refuses them. Immigration Rules are passed by Parliament which allegedly is supposed to reflect the will of the public. So if any human being meets the relevant conditions then by law they should be entitled to the leave they have claimed. But the Home Office has no clear policy on how they decide to give leave (this is despite the fact they have policies and guidance). Caseworkers make entirely different decisions in similar fact cases and/or where two cases are entirely different from one another, the Home Office cut and pastes the same kind of decision for both – just changes the name of the applicant. If we have systems in this country – which we do – and that is why we are a leading global economy then surely the public should expect them to be followed. It is certainly unfair that immigrants pay out thousands of pounds for applications to be processed. The Home Office makes millions and millions of pounds in revenue for the money it charges for processing applications.
No Right of Appeal
We have examples of people’s cases that languished at the Home Office for over a decade. And at end of that time – when the expectation was that they would be granted some form of leave – their cases were refused and they were sent just the same cut and paste decisions and told to leave the United Kingdom. Even people with young children being asked to leave this country when there was legitimate expectation they would get indefinite leave to remain here.
Few immigrants borrow money so that they can take their case to the High Court (a very expensive endeavor for them) – because they are literally forced to. The Government dangerously abolished the right to appeal against Home Office refusal decisions in almost all areas of immigration law. They replaced with a system know as an Administrative review. Basically, an appeal right is ancient right provided by English law to anyone who feels they have been wronged by someone else. It enables an impartial independent Court to judge on the merits and to consider whether the decision made against the accused was right or wrong. The right to appeal has been around for hundreds of years and forms an important part of our democratic system of the State.
Such people whose cases are/were pending at the Home Office should have been allowed to work – billions of pounds could have been raised through taxes for the economy. Instead she has allowed people whose countries have no connections (not even historic in any way) to just turn up and take up employment and claim all privileges that native British people do – but people like the individuals mentioned above were just left to languish cruelly in the system .
There are immigrant communities settled in this country for most of this century and these communities have contributed substantially to the UK. Its historic Commonwealth links has helped this country become a world leader. But instead of reducing immigration from both EU and non-EU countries – Government is unfairly targeting non-EU categories more than it is EU. In all fairness there should be a consistent immigration policy. The Government wants to attract highly skilled workers only it says – but in doing so is punishing and infringing the rights and liberties of British and settled people , for example creating immigration rules to prevent them calling their spouses over by introducing high financial thresholds or their elderly parents or their friends to visit. The Immigration Rules designed by her are harming British interests and foreign policy. The thriving Indian Restaurant business is being killed off by the Government. If this continues millions of people will be jobless and then where will they go? Welfare system? Is the tax-payer really willing to pay for this? We do not support any particular political party – but what is definitely sure is that the Immigration Rules pre-2010 was working fine in practice – now they have become a joke.
This can only be interpreted unfortunately as a racist agenda. Another example of how this present Government is harassing and targeting the Immigrant Indian sub-continent communities is also through its civil penalty scheme. At the moments businesses can be fined/prosecuted for employing illegal immigrants. But in so doing, the Government concentrates principally on the Indian restaurant trades because it seems its easier for Immigration officials to show they are doing their ‘’jobs’’ to inform the public. The Government’s strategy and tactics have become desperately racist. These days it uses it’s enter and search powers to harass and bully legitimate Asian businesses and restaurateurs. These are legitimate businesses mainly on the high street. It targets them with enter and search powers and in the process uses shock tactics. Even if no illegal worker is found – the Home Office officials have fulfilled their unwritten objectives – to instill fear into our businesses and create distrust.
These acts are disturbing and create post traumatic disorders for the individuals involved – even though they are settled migrants. We demand an end to these pretentious laws which are really designed to carry out the Government’s racist agendas. They are shameful practices. What’s the point of Britain being a signatory to Human Rights and relations Treaties and Conventions when everywhere you turn – it is openly breaching these? If they tried this kind of nonsense with corporate companies such as McDonalds or KFC they would not have a leg to stand on and would most likely be sued for millions of pounds for harassment.
The following cases kindly provided to us by an external ‘source’ show just how inefficient and incompetent the Home Office is. The real names of the individuals have been removed for data protection reasons:
Creating fear and chronic stress for people and abusing them and their create havoc in their private lives. This is not democracy. The Government is busy looking and criticizing and critiquing other countries and abuse of human rights abroad – when it does the same here in this country using their puppet Teresa May and her entourage.
We estimate that 93% of the decisions issued by the Home Office are cut and paste jobs. The Home Office staff hardly bothers to read or understand the facts. It is unclear whether they can even read English properly or whether or not they are legally qualified or supervised even. They charge extortionate fees. They raise millions of pounds from immigrants for application fees and then refuse the cases and provide cut and paste decisions.
They keep doing this so that an immigrant can end up paying the Home Office thousands of pounds and at the end of it they get only a cut and paste decision. We have seen hundreds of decisions where the Home Office has mixed up names of immigrants; insert incorrect date of birth, wrong nationality, even the wrong gender. Its dehumanizing and degrading for applicants and results in chronic illnesses and stress for people who are stuck in this money making wheel. The applicant hardly has anything left even for basic living expenses – but such is their will they still survive.
The costs to the British Tax-payer are phenomenal and are increasing at alarming rate. Instead of tackling existing immigration cases and resolving them, the Government has stealthily allowed thousands of immigrants from all over Europe to come and settle here. The Home Office routinely now refuses cases. 98% of decisions made (under instructions from Teresa May) are refused. And they are all cut and paste decisions. We have hundreds of examples of cases/decisions that are cut and paste even the Home Office when cutting and pasting gets application of the law wrong, writes wrong names, nationalities and in deportation cases (rather amazingly) even gets the name of country to where the immigrant is supposed to be deported to wrong – example Pakistani national was told he would be deported to Jamaica. This lack of attention on such a grand scale is evidence of also of untrained staff being employed at the Home Office with no proper legal training or qualifications or even supervision. The tax payer is the one who is being kept in the blind.
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