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Priti Patel ‘misled’ MPs over plans for protest crackdown

Patel is also facing further questions over attempts to justify her nationality and borders bill, which has been criticised for excessive cruelty to asylum seekers and will reduce support for victims of human trafficking. On 20 March the Home Office issued a statement claiming an “alarming rise in people abusing our modern slavery system by posing as victims inContinue reading “Priti Patel ‘misled’ MPs over plans for protest crackdown”

Migrants who steer dinghies across English Channel to claim asylum will no longer be prosecuted

New legal guidance released by the CPS on Tuesday says: “In cases involving the use of a boat where the sole intention is to be intercepted by Border Force at sea and brought into port for asylum claims to be made, no breach of immigration law will take place … the same applies where theContinue reading “Migrants who steer dinghies across English Channel to claim asylum will no longer be prosecuted”

Let the Roma stay!

Thousands of Roma families are facing a new Windrush situation, even where they have been living in the UK for decades. Most Roma children and young people have been born and educated here. Very many of the estimated 300,000 Romani people living and working in this country still have to apply to the EU SettlementContinue reading “Let the Roma stay!”

The Graduate route: information for international students

The new Graduate immigration route has opened for applications today (1 July 2021). The introduction of the route builds on the government’s delivery of the UK’s new points-based immigration system, which came into effect on 1 January 2021. The Graduate route provides an opportunity for international students who have been awarded their degree to stay in the UK and work, orContinue reading “The Graduate route: information for international students”

Thousands of Europeans left in limbo over ‘settled status’ on day of deadline

Campaigners warned that thousands of Europeans in Britain were at risk of being left in limbo over Wednesday’s EU settled status deadline. EU citizens living in Britain have until midnight to apply for the post-Brexit settlement scheme or risk losing their rights to legally work or claim certain benefits, including free healthcare. More than five million people have applied andContinue reading “Thousands of Europeans left in limbo over ‘settled status’ on day of deadline”

Hundreds of migrants go on hunger strike in Belgium – with some stitching their mouths shut

Belgium’s government is facing increasing pressure as hundreds of migrants continue a hunger strike that has lasted more than a month. “I am begging to them, please give us access to work, like others. I want to pay the tax, I want to rise up my kids here, in this modern city. “We need ourContinue reading “Hundreds of migrants go on hunger strike in Belgium – with some stitching their mouths shut”

Refugees and asylum seekers

Scotland has a long history of welcoming refugees and asylum seekers and recognises it is a human right to be able to seek asylum in another country. Read more

High court ruling leaves refused asylum seekers at risk of homelessness

A high court judge has quashed a ruling that said refused asylum seekers who are destitute must be given accommodation during the pandemic until all Covid restrictions are lifted. At least 1,000 asylum seekers currently in accommodation are thought to be affected by Tuesday’s decision and are now at risk of being made street homeless.Continue reading “High court ruling leaves refused asylum seekers at risk of homelessness”

Immigration Rules

A collection of the current Immigration Rules The Immigration Rules are some of the most important pieces of legislation that make up the UK’s immigration law. They are updated on a regular basis and all changes can be found in the Immigration Rules: statement of changes. The rules are divided into different documents. The index pageContinue reading “Immigration Rules”

New Plan for Immigration

Closed consultation New Plan for Immigration Summary The New Plan for Immigration policy paper sets out the government’s intentions to build a fair but firm asylum and illegal migration system. This consultation ran from12:15am on 24 March 2020 to 11:45pm on 6 May 2021 Consultation description

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