Immigration and Asylum Policy After Brexit

The EU referendum was won on the promise of ‘taking back control’, yet, since Brexit, immigration has increased to record levels and the nationalities of people coming to the UK have become more diverse. Although some aspects of immigration policy have evolved in a liberal direction, others have become increasingly restrictive. The Conservative government has pursued a draconian agenda on asylum, borders and irregular migration. This collection explores how recent immigration and asylum policies reflect the ambivalent, unstable and unresolved meanings of Brexit itself.