Jim Shannon

Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights)

DUP MP ar gyfer Strangford

@JimShannonMP https://facebook.com/Jim-Shannon-MP-477928115581090

Tougher on illegal immigration

The UK should have stronger laws to tackle illegal immigration.

Photo: tristam sparks

Jim Shannon generally voted for stronger laws and enforcement of immigration rules

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Major votes

  • On 17 Ion 2024: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio increasing the maximum penalty for landlords and agents authorising a tenancy for a person without the right to enter or remain in the UK. Show vote
  • On 17 Ion 2024: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio increasing the maximum penalty for employing a person without the right to enter or remain in the UK. Show vote
  • On 17 Ion 2024: Jim Shannon Fe wnaeth pleidleisio no ar Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill Committee: Third reading Show vote
  • On 26 Ebr 2023: Jim Shannon Fe wnaeth pleidleisio yes ar Illegal Migration Bill - Third Reading Show vote
  • On 20 Ebr 2022: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio in favour of creating an offence of entering the United Kingdom without a valid entry clearance (if one is required), and against creating an alternative narrower offence of arriving in the United Kingdom in breach of a deportation order. Show vote
  • On 22 Maw 2022: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio to permit treating refugees who have not "come to the United Kingdom directly from a country or territory where their life or freedom was threatened" and "presented themselves without delay to the authorities" differently from those who have. Show vote
  • On 22 Maw 2022: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio in favour of making it an offence to knowingly arrive in the United Kingdom without a valid entry clearance, if such a clearance is required. Show vote
  • On 22 Maw 2022: Jim Shannon was absent for a vote on Nationality and Borders Bill — Clause 62 — Identified Potential Victims etc: Disqualification from Protection Show vote
  • On 8 Rha 2021: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio to exempt potential child victims of modern slavery, exploitation or trafficking from requirements to provide information to determine if they are in-fact a victim, to exempt such children from being denied support on the grounds they are a threat to public order and to exempt them from limits on support. Show vote
  • On 8 Rha 2021: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio to infer that the late provision of information by a potential slavery or trafficking victim damages that person’s credibility. Show vote
  • On 8 Rha 2021: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio for a series of changes to the law on immigration and nationality, including permitting the removal of asylum seekers with applications pending to other countries and provisions aimed at discouraging unsafe and dangerous routes of entry. Show vote
  • On 7 Rha 2021: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio to make it an offence to advertise services designed to facilitate illegal immigration. Show vote
  • On 7 Rha 2021: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio to explicitly require immigration and enforcement officers to avoid using their powers in a way that could endanger life at sea. Show vote
  • On 20 Gor 2021: Jim Shannon was absent for a vote on Nationality and Borders Bill — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 20 Gor 2021: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio for a series of changes to the law on immigration and nationality, including permitting the removal of asylum seekers with applications pending to other countries and provisions aimed at discouraging unsafe and dangerous routes of entry. Show vote
  • On 28 Ebr 2021: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio against new guidance intended to ensure that vulnerable people are not detained inappropriately in immigration detention. Show vote
  • On 19 Hyd 2020: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio to introduce a time limit on immigration detention of twenty-eight days for nationals of the European Economic Area and Switzerland. Show vote
  • On 30 Meh 2020: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio to introduce a time limit on immigration detention of twenty-eight days for nationals of the European Economic Area and Switzerland. Show vote
  • On 14 Rha 2016: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio in favour of arrangements for immigration checks for those opening banks and building society accounts. Show vote
  • On 25 Ebr 2016: Jim Shannon abstained on a vote on Immigration Bill — Immigration Detention of Those Who Are Pregnant and Vulnerable People Show vote
  • On 1 Rha 2015: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio in favour of making it a criminal offence for someone to work if their immigration status prohibits it. Show vote
  • On 1 Rha 2015: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio to make it an offence to rent a home to someone who is disqualified as a result of their immigration status from occupying premises under a residential tenancy agreement. Show vote
  • On 1 Rha 2015: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio to restrict the support available to failed asylum seekers and illegal migrants. Show vote
  • On 1 Rha 2015: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio to create criminal offences of renting a home, driving, and working, while disqualified from doing so due to immigration status; and for other measures in the Immigration Bill. Show vote
  • On 13 Hyd 2015: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio to create criminal offences of renting a home, driving, and working, while disqualified from doing so due to immigration status; and for other measures in the Immigration Bill Show vote
  • On 13 Hyd 2015: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio to create criminal offences of renting a home, driving, and working, while disqualified from doing so due to immigration status; and for other measures in the Immigration Bill. Show vote

Minor votes

  • On 19 Mai 2021: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio voted in favour of requiring ID from voters in elections, for measures intended to deter illegal entry into the UK, in favour of legislation to tackle violence, including against women and girls, and for action to support victims and improve internet safety. Show vote
  • On 1 Rha 2015: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio against extending the power to deport an individual before considering an appeal on human rights grounds so it applies to all those appealing on human rights grounds against their removal. Show vote

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