The Immigrants Political Party (IPP) also known as the Immigrants National Party was duly created, formed and registered by the Electoral Commission of England in 2015.
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IPP was created and established to protect the rights and interests of both long settled immigrant communities in the UK; and immigrants that are in the process of settlement, in the UK, from the Indian sub-continent – especially India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal.
Due to public anger with the Government’s Immigration Policy, this Party was born. It didn’t exist before – precisely because there was no need for it. Now there is. Immigrant communities from the Indian-subcontinent are really frustrated with the thousands of changes to the Immigration Rules in just 5 years.Before that there were not these many changes and it is creating real problem for not only Immigrants but also Immigration lawyers and Immigration Judges. Tax-payers money is being wasted because Teresa May doesn’t seem to know what she is doing or even how to handle the Immigration Policy of this country. When the public want answers regarding immigration – to confuse everyone Mrs May introduces a new Immigration Bill. This has become a yearly practice.
The Immigrants Political Party is also a platform for approximately 16 million (plus) immigrants from all parts of the world – who are either settled in the UK or in the process of settlement – to share their opinions and views.
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.
The Home Office (Immigration Department) and the Rule of Law
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.
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.
We also suspect that majority of caseworkers working at Home Office who are appointed/employed to carry out legal work on the case files (that affect the UK) have no Law degree or any equivalent legal qualifications. We wouldn’t allow doctors to practice or even nurses or the Police or army personnel if they were just school leavers with no relevant qualification. Unqualified staff cost the British tax-payers millions and millions of pounds as their inefficiency means more work has to be done to put right their mistakes. If they have no knowledge of legal rules, principles or how to apply it – why are they employed? There are thousands of 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. Instead at the moment we have thousands and thousands of nonsense decisions coming from the Home Office that are majority cut and paste – citing the same thing again and again for thousands of people who have unique facts. The only thing they have going it seems is a factory where just the name of an applicant is added, their date of birth and nationality (in many instances incorrectly).
Teresa May has no sensible immigration policy. On one hand she wants to reduce immigration – but at the same time to open door to all of Europe. 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.
But it chooses restaurants by racially profiling. For every Indian restaurant it raids (for fairness sake) – a counter one should also be done on a non-Indian one. The only other group being targeted is the Chinese. The Indian Restaurant business collectively generates millions of pounds for the UK economy employing over 100,000 people. But the Government is intent on destroying this by racially labeling our people whether they are native born children of immigrants or immigrants – as being untrustworthy and then 80% of the media in this country helps keep this kind of nonsense alive and promoting it to put us down – because our communities have built up an enviable business model. The Home Office has not stopped here – the New Immigration Bill passing through Parliament currently has a host of measures designed to aid and abet racially profiling of our communities.
Last 5 years the Home Office is just sending our run off the mill decisions in immigration cases. Just cut and paste decisions for everyone. There has been a lot of uproar and criticism not only from Immigration Lawyers but also Immigrants themselves.
We want the Home Office to make ‘fair’ decision 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.
But the Home Office does these kinds of mistakes not one or twice or innocently a few times – but literally thousands of times. The unacceptable fact is there is one law for the Government staff paid for by the tax-payer and another one for everyone else (especially those that are working in Immigration). If tax-payer is paying Home Office salary well then competent trained legal staff should be hired to do quality work – not school leavers or someone who has no idea what immigration law is about.
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.
Year on year the Home Office has increased its fees. It charges more than Immigration practitioners for handling cases. On top of that it also charges a health surcharge per applicant.
After processing this – it is shocking that majority of applicants received standard rejection and same cut and paste decisions. There is also widespread anger among genuine immigrants who were entitled to settlement, but who were not granted so by the Home Office – even though by law they fulfilled all the conditions for leave. A few examples are mentioned below:
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.
The Government under Teresa May has eroded that fundamental right. This form of redress is what differentiates us from totalitarian and related regimes. The Administrative Review system is a ‘Frankenstein’ monster conceived by Teresa May and her Department. Under a glorified name it masks the sheer horror of what it is – basically it allows the Home Office not only to make a decision but if it is refused to also act as the Judge in the same matter. That is the crux of Administrative Review. More power to the Home Office – unchecked instead of passing to the Judiciary who are properly legally qualified to judge the decision of the Home Office. The system must be abolished. It is a cover-up for the Home Office to hide their mistakes – at the expense of the tax-payer. Whereas the appeal system ensured that decisions were ‘public’ documents.
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.
But the Immigration Rules brought in by this Government has already started eating and destroying many existing industries under the pretext that it is doing something to reduce immigration numbers. David Cameron has mentioned in few places that he believes immigrants make positive contribution but then he allows Teresa May to carry out nonsense immigration agendas – so makes no sense at all what the Government’s aim is overall regarding immigration.
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. 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.
Home Office reference number: L1104638
Name: Mr Madan Lal
Date: case currently pending
Mr Lal entered the UK on 17 May 1990. He fled India due to persecution. His asylum application was refused on 04 February 1992 and his final appeal was dismissed on 17 May 1993. Since that date until now Mr Lal has submitted several applications over the years asking the Home Office to grant him settlement in the UK. He had a legitimate expectation that he would be granted such leave. But Home Office refused to grant him. Therefore he repeatedly made applications which remained pending with caseworkers at Home Office for several years despite constant reminders to chase progress. Every time a decision arrives – it is a refusal. Mr Lal has had to raise and borrow money to fight his case at the High Court but his case remains unresolved. He is not given any right of appeal to challenge the Home Office decision before a Tribunal and so the only course of action open to him is to apply to the High Court for an Order to force the Home Office to make a decision in his favour.
How can the British tax-payer justify such action by the Home Office? If Mr Lal had been granted his relevant settlement two decades ago he could have worked and contributed to the UK economy through payment of taxes and NI contributions. Mr Lal is one of many thousands of people in the UK whose case is languishing at the Home Office. It is shocking that this poor man has had to fight the State for settlement. 25 years is a long time. In that time he has suffered cruelly and he is the face of the many forgotten immigrants in the UK.
Home Office reference number: L1104638
Home Office Reference No: A1393575
Name: Mr MD. N. Ahmed
Date: October 2015
This young man graduated with a degree from a reputable English University. This should have been a proud moment in his life – after investing considerable money to get him educated. He secured a very good job (rightly) and applied under the Tier 2 category for an extension of his stay. But the Home Office refused it. The reason they cited was absolute nonsense. They said Mr Ahmed (in the past) had attended a College in the UK which is now closed and therefore he can no longer stay in this country. This is complete joke when you think how unfair the decision is. The Home Office itself is to blame solely for any College it closes down and labels as ‘bogus’ . It hands out licences to Colleges and then blames them when things are not going right. Mr Ahmed is a genuine student – how else would he then have gone on to successfully graduate from an established UK University. It’s not his fault that he is a well educated Bangladeshi national who has happened to succeed in life. When they refused the decision the Home Office also did not give this young man a right of appeal. Instead they harassed him further with administrative review. As he has no right of appeal Mr Ahmed’s only hope was to fight the Home Office in the High Court (a very expensive process). This poor guy had to borrow/raise money to fund his case – while of course the Home Office is paid for by the British tax-payer. His case was prepared and sent to the Home Office awaiting the High Court to make a decision.
The Home Office didn’t stop there though – they even sent Immigration Officials to Mr Ahmed’s to his home and raid it – as if he were a criminal. Even native born English criminals don’t get this kind of treatment from the Police.
The Immigration Officials went to Mr Ahmed’s house with a search warrant because that’s what the British tax-payer is paying them to do. Luckily he was not at home. In any event when this came to Mr Ahmed’s notice he notified the Home Office that he was in the process of taking his case to the High Court.
Mr Ahmed’s matter is currently pending.
This is not an isolated example of how the Home Office treats individuals. It is disgusting and unfair.
Home Office Reference No: A1393575
Mr ‘X’ entered the United Kingdom over 23 years ago. At one stage of his immigration history he was entitled to Indefinite Leave to Remain (settlement). But the Home Office refused to grant Mr ‘X’ the relevant leave. Despite constant reminders to the Home Office for an update and a decision, the Home Office staff decided to just ignore the file. Mr ‘X’s case therefore remained pending at the Home Office for 23 years (without a decision). Mr ‘X’ should have been granted settlement many years ago. If the Home Office had dealt with case fairly and quickly he would be then have been allowed to work. Mr X wanted to work in the United Kingdom as he had been offered several jobs – but the Home Office refused to make a decision. Mr X nevertheless managed to survive for 23 years – but at a cost to his health and emotional well being.
Eventually Mr X was forced to raise and borrow money to take the Home Office to the High Court to get an Order forcing the Home Office to make a decision on his case that had been pending for 23 years and the fact that he had been entitled to settlement years ago. To take a case to the High Court is no joke. It costs a lot of money and this poor fellow had to take this action against the State. Even then the arrogant Home Office staff refused to acknowledge that Mr X was a human being who deserved his settlement. (Incidentally had Mr X been a ‘dog’ definitely his case would have been actioned a long time ago).
The case progressed and preparations began to take case to the High Court. Mr X had to raise his own fees whereas the Home Office (Teresa May) conveniently had her costs paid by the great British Tax-payer. Then when the Home Office (probably) realised how cruel and unfair they had been or how embarrassing it would be if this came out to the public – decided actually that Mr X was indeed entitled to settlement. But at the of all this suffering it was Mr X who has to live with this terrible ordeal – whereas the Home Office caseworkers (unaccountable to anyone) can go home and sleep peacefully.
Home Office reference No:
Mrs Y (name not identified) is a British Citizen .Mrs Y is a native born English person (of Indian heritage). She travelled to India where she fell in love and married an Indian national. The marriage was consummated and she bore a daughter from this wed-lock. She applied for the child’s British Passport to enable her to return home (England) and to resume her life here. The British Embassy refused to issue the passport (despite the fact that the daughter was technically a British Citizen at birth). Mrs Y was therefore forced to travel back to the UK alone. This kind of bullying is unacceptable especially from a body that purports to represent the UK Government. Mrs Y therefore took up the issue in the UK and chased up for the passport – but all her attempts failed.
The staff at the British Embassy refused to issue the passport. This is ironic since India allows thousands of English tourists to come and holiday and visit India yearly but right on their door-step officials from British Embassy play these kinds of ‘games’ to harass British Citizens. After several years fighting her daughter’s case through every legal avenue possible, Mrs Y then had only last option which was to take the matter to the High Court to get an Order to force the British Embassy to grant her daughter (a British Citizen at birth) entry to her own country (England).
Taking cases to the High Court is a very costly procedure and Mrs Y had to raise and borrow money to enabler her to pursue such a course of action. But the British Embassy staff refused to concede and continued this kind of harassment against Mrs Y. The staffs at British Embassy dealing with this case were fine about a young child being separated from her mother. Eventually the case was prepared and moved to the High Court. At that stage the Home Office (acting for the Embassy) agreed that in fact Mrs Y’s daughter was entitled to a British Passport. This kind of case is not unusual and there are hundreds of such cases of innocent people being racially profiled and targeted by the Home Office for no good reason. Of course staff who dealt with Mrs Y’s daughter’s case can sleep peacefully at night – after all it wasn’t their child – why should they bother. Mrs Y suffered unnecessarily and cruelly at the hands of the State machine and her daughter too.
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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.
Before 2010 the Immigration system was working fine. Of course there are criticisms – but in the round the Home Office officials were getting cases out, there were not many abuses of human rights, the system was ok. But since Coalition Government came into power it has completely destroyed the system, there is no confidence at all in the Home Office Immigration Department because Teresa May has given them racist agendas to implement.
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.