Immigration and asylum are possibly two of the most contentious topics in current public life. Increasing political debate and numerous legal developments have meant that these issues are rarely out of the media, and public interest runs high. This unique book is the first to offer students new to the subject a complete guide to both immigration and asylum law, setting the standard for textbooks in this area. The author's passion for the subject shines through, making this a fresh and engaging read for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Clear analysis and comment on the political context and social impact of the law brings the topic to life and encourages the reader to develop a critical viewpoint. The author expertly navigates and clarifies the complexities of this area of the law, breaking down the text into manageable sections and making use of diagrams and case summaries to help students grasp the key issues and facts. Further reading suggestions and end of chapter questions encourage students to build on their knowledge. Online Resource Centre An Online Resource Centre accompanies the book, featuring updates in the law, problem questions, web links, and additional material useful for the study of immigration and asylum law.