Compassion must be at the heart of our migration policy, says Long

Alliance Leader Naomi Long MEP spoke during the plenary session at the European Parliament in Brussels today, using her platform to call for the immediate closure of a camp for migrants in Vučjak, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and for the authorities to “provide safe, clean and habitable accommodation for those who are currently languishing there.” Mrs […]

Immigration restrictions bad our economy and our society

Alliance Economy spokesperson Stephen Farry MLA has responded to the publication of a long awaited White Paper on Immigration from the Home Office, stressing that immigration is a positive for the UK, including Northern Ireland. Mr Farry has further cautioned against a one-size fits all approach. The Alliance Party has already raised concerns regarding Northern […]

Northern Ireland needs more power over immigration, says Farry

Alliance Brexit spokesperson Stephen Farry MLA has said Northern Ireland should be given additional powers over immigration, after a major report said EU workers coming to the UK should be given no preference for visas after Brexit. Dr Farry was speaking after a report by the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC). The former Employment and Learning […]

Dickson says it’s important to continue to welcome refugees

Alliance MLA Stewart Dickson has said it is important we continue to be as welcoming a society as possible, as the 1,000th Syrian refugee arrived in Northern Ireland as part of a relocation programme. A further 78 refugees arrived today as part of the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme, which has provided sanctuary and support […]