One hundred years ago the British government passed the 1905 Aliens Act, beginning a century of increasing legislative controls on immigration and the closing of an open door. Why was the Act passed? What are the parallels to today’s debate on immigration and asylum? This one day conference, chaired by Professor Colin Holmes, will draw on a wealth of expert knowledge exploring the issues surrounding a century of immigration legislation in Britain. Speakers include Professor Tony Kushner and Anne Kershen, Don Flynn (Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants), Michael Skapinker (Financial Times), Eddy Higgs, David Glover and Nick Evans.
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