170,000 People Waiting A Decade To Settle In The U.K.

A relatively unknown part of the U.K. immigration system means hundreds of thousands of people are living under a second-class set of residency conditions. These people have to wait far longer, and pay much more, for a secure status, even as human rights law ensures they can’t be deported. And according to numbers from OxfordContinue reading “170,000 People Waiting A Decade To Settle In The U.K.”

Government strikes deal to remove more Albanian prisoners

More Albanian criminals will be removed from the UK and transferred from prisons in England and Wales after Ministers signed a new agreement today (Monday 26 July). Deal agreed to remove more Albanian offenders from the UK There will be no early release after transfer, as prisoners will serve their full sentence in Albania RemovedContinue reading “Government strikes deal to remove more Albanian prisoners”

Priti Patel signs deal to remove Albanian criminals and unsuccessful asylum seekers from UK more quickly

Albanian nationals make up the largest number of foreign national offenders in UK prisons, totalling 16% of the foreign national offenders (FNO) population. Data released by the Home Office shows the government has removed 254 Albanian criminals from the UK since April, alongside 85 Albanian nationals without legal status to remain in the country. ReadContinue reading “Priti Patel signs deal to remove Albanian criminals and unsuccessful asylum seekers from UK more quickly”

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”

Zimbabweans deported by Britain arrive at Harare airport

“The deportations are ongoing. It’s only that the U.K. had temporarily halted them at some point but deportations are not unique. Some of these people committed crimes such as murder and rape so the U.K. or any other country has a right to deport them,” he said. He said, as an example, more than 200Continue reading “Zimbabweans deported by Britain arrive at Harare airport”

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”

Why the housing sector must do more for Refugees and Asylum

“Supporting people who are seeking asylum and have refugee status is both a legal and moral obligation. They are people and they have so much to give, if only we provide them with the platform to do so” FABIAN MCLAUGHLAN So how can we give refugees and asylum seekers stable, good-quality homes? How can weContinue reading “Why the housing sector must do more for Refugees and Asylum”