Olivia Bridge

Olivia has worked in the field of immigration for almost 2 years and is now a co-editor and regular contributor to ImmiNews. She is motivated by dispelling migration myths, tackling anti-migration hysteria and promoting 'Project Fact', not fear.

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First-Ever Migrant Channel Death Named

An Iranian migrant woman who fell from an inflatable dinghy and drowned while trying to cross the Channel into the UK in August has finally been named. BBC News tracked down Ms Mehrad’s family to identify her. Mitra Mehrad, 31, reportedly fell...

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A Grave Warning for Post-Brexit Britain by UK Businesses

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI), a business organisation that speaks on behalf of 190,000 UK businesses, has today claimed that the immigration rules after Brexit could be detrimental to firms’ productivity and survival. In the CBI’s...

Don’t Be Fooled, the Tories’ “NHS Visa” is Nothing New

Today, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has pledged a new ‘NHS visa’ route in a bid to attract more doctors and nurses from abroad to tackle the growing workforce crisis in the sector. However, to what extent is the proposed route ‘new’ and why could it...

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As Detention Becomes Common, Deportation Becomes Rare

The watchdog that oversees prison and detention centre conditions, Independent Monitoring Boards (IMBs), has reported multiple failings and human rights abuses in the Home Office’s so-called ‘removal’ facilities that are supposed to deport...