BNP links to immigration service staff
After nearly 300 allegations of brutality and racist abuse, official inquiry is launched
By Robert Verkaik, Law Editor
Wednesday, 14 January 2009
An official investigation has been launched after two immigration service staff working with asylum-seekers were found to have links to the British National Party, The Independent has learnt.
One guard employed to look after asylum-seekers at a detention centre has been forced to resign after his name was found on a membership list of the BNP. Another man has been suspended while his employer investigates alleged links to the same far-right organisation.
Both cases raise serious concerns about racism within the immigration system, where membership of extreme political groups has long been suspected. Over the past two years The Independent has helped reveal nearly 300 allegations of brutality, including 38 claims of racism, made by asylum-seekers about private security and immigration staff. Some of the allegations included abusive and racist language, in which refugees fleeing persecution were referred to as "monkeys" or told to "go back to their own countries". more
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
How may Minute Men work for the Dept. of Homeland Security?
Far Right Wing "British National Party" advocates sending everybody away. They are not allowed to work for the UK's immigration system. What a novel idea! Can you imagine if DHS couldn't hire Minutemen or people who belong to Krikorian's group?