Immigration bill 2021: Immigration statistics
Posted On August 8, 2021
Immigration statistics show that there were an estimated 15,500 new arrivals in the year to March 2021, an increase of 7.4% compared to the same period in 2020.
There were also a total of 3,500 visa extensions issued in the first quarter of 2021, compared to 3,200 in the same quarter of 2020.
The Immigration Act was signed into law by the Prime Minister on May 29, 2021.
The Government has been working on this legislation for more than two years, with the amendments being made to the Immigration Act in October 2017.
The bill allows the Home Office to detain people for up to 90 days in order to determine whether they are dangerous or likely to harm a person or property, and to impose conditions on their release, including conditions of their detention.
The Home Office has said that these conditions can include, but are not limited to:a) limiting the time they are detained;b) ensuring they do not have contact with a third country;c) restricting their movement;d) requiring them to register as refugees;e) providing them with the opportunity to have an interpreter and social workers available;f) requiring their family members to provide a visa for them to come to the UK;g) requiring that they have been issued with a passport.
The Department of Justice said that the Government had introduced the immigration bill to help protect public safety and to protect the public from dangerous individuals and to prevent the spread of terrorist organisations.
The Government is working to address the issues identified in the consultation process and to further improve the system of immigration detention.