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United Kingdom

The United Kingdom became a country of immigration after the Second World War. Currently, the large number of immigrants leads to much controversy. For the first time in the country’s history, Migration from other European Union Member States lies at the core of these discussions. The winner of widespread anti-immigrant sentiments in the population is the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP). Its current popularity suggests that the immigration issue could realign the country’s party system.

Interner Link: Country profile, december 2014
Interner Link: Country profile, december 2007

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Background Information

The United Kingdom became a country of immigration after the Second World War following large-scale immigration from its former colonies. Labor shortages generated by Britain’s relative postwar…

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Development of Immigration Policy

The United Kingdom became a country of immigration after the Second World War. Until the early 1960s, immigrants from the former colonies took advantage of privileged immigration channels. However,…

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The Immigrant Population

The United Kingdom became a country of immigration after the Second World War. During the first post war years immigration from the former colonies prevailed. Later, the number of immigrants from…

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Ethnic and Minority Populations

After the Second World War the United Kingdom became a country of immigration due to large-scale immigration from its former colonies. Former colonial ties are still present in the composition of the…

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Aspects of Immigrant and Minority Integration

The United Kingdom became a country of immigration after the Second World War. During the first post war years immigration from the former colonies prevailed. Later, the number of immigrants from…

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Citizenship

The United Kingdom is a popular immigrant destination. Over time, the large number of immigrants has led to increasingly restrictive immigration controls. In this context, citizenship has also become…

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Refuge and Asylum

Since the end of the Second World War the United Kindom has developed into a popular immigrant destination. This also holds true for asylum seekers. Rising numbers of asylum applications in the 1990s…

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Irregular Migration

The United Kingdom is a country of immigration. Yet, not all immigrants reside in the country legally. Since 2005 this situation has provoked much controversy and the country took on a tougher stance…

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Current Developments and Future Challenges

The United Kingdom has become a country of immigration after the Second World War. During the first post-war years immigrants mainly came from the country’s former colonies. Later, immigrants from…

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References

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