The Stream

The UK’s immigration crackdown

What is behind the country’s current policies?

Members of the Muslim community make their way to pray at the East London Mosque on the last day of Ramadan on August 7, 2013 in London, England. (Dan Kitwood/GETTY)
Immigration is at the top of the agenda in the UK and last week it made international headlines with so called ‘racist vans’ that prowled some of London’s immigrant enclaves. In an effort to appeal to public sentiment, did the government crackdown on illegal immigration go too far, or was it the success the government says? We dissect the ‘Go home or face arrest’ billboards and ask whether the real problem is a broken system. Join us at 1930GMT
On today’s episode of The Stream, we speak to: 
Kiri Kankhwende @madomasi
Contributor to Writers of Colour
Liam Marshall-Ascough @cllr_liam
Councillor for Southgate 
Ella Vine @ElzbietaVine
Chair of the Thurrock Eastern European Community Group
Steven Woolfe @Steven_Woolfe
UKIP financial services coordinator
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