Channel migrants are sent 500 miles on buses to Scotland after arriving on beaches in Kent as record 4,000 make dangerous crossing this month

Dozens took the eight-hour journey to Dungavel immigration detention centre Until now, migrants have been processed in Home Office facilities near Dover  A baby clutching its mother’s chest among 200 migrants to arrive yesterday What happens when someone arrives in the UK after crossing the Channel? By Rory Tingle The vast majority of people crossingContinue reading “Channel migrants are sent 500 miles on buses to Scotland after arriving on beaches in Kent as record 4,000 make dangerous crossing this month”

Channel migrants sent 500 miles to notorious Dungavel centre in Scotland for asylum processing

Migrants who risk their lives crossing the English Channel are being sent to the Dungavel detention centre in Scotland for processing as the Home Office buckles under the rising numbers. Dozens of Channel boat people have been sent to the notorious Dungavel immigration detention centre in Strathaven, South Lanarkshire in the last few weeks. Until crossings roseContinue reading “Channel migrants sent 500 miles to notorious Dungavel centre in Scotland for asylum processing”

Migrants stranded in France don’t know where to turn as they plan for Channel crossing

Migrants determined to make the crossing to the UK say they do not know where to turn, with available options either “difficult” or “dangerous”. People in Calais hoping to one day to reach England told The Independent that those going by lorry often end up being stopped by police but the journey across the Channel by boat feelsContinue reading “Migrants stranded in France don’t know where to turn as they plan for Channel crossing”

Journalist prompts backlash for suggesting those who cross the Channel come for ‘jobs’ and ‘benefits’

A journalist has been criticised after he claimed those coming into the UK in small boats via the English Channel were “coming with just expectation” of receiving a job and benefits. In a debate on Good Morning Britain, The Times’ political sketch writer Quentin Letts sparked controversy after he made the claim, suggesting Britain was “regarded as a softContinue reading “Journalist prompts backlash for suggesting those who cross the Channel come for ‘jobs’ and ‘benefits’”

Black AIG trainee will get payout after victim of ‘unconscious bias’

A black finance worker has sued City giant AIG after her boss dismissed her complaint she was the victim of ‘unconscious bias’, saying it did not exist in her team. Investment apprentice Julie Nyeko told senior manager Brenda Monaghan she was worried she was being unfairly treated due to her race. She insisted colleagues neededContinue reading “Black AIG trainee will get payout after victim of ‘unconscious bias’”

Pressure mounts on Britain to grant citizenship to descendants of deported Chagos Islanders

Pressure is growing on the British government to reverse a “historic injustice” and grant citizenship to the descendants of a group forcibly deported from their home islands to make way for a US military base in the 1970s. The UK deported around 2,000 people from the Chagos Islands for the construction of the Diego GarciaContinue reading “Pressure mounts on Britain to grant citizenship to descendants of deported Chagos Islanders”

Nicola Sturgeon says Glasgow climate march will be policed ‘appropriately’

Nicola Sturgeon has said she has confidence that today’s mass climate march will be policed “appropriately” after campaigners at Cop26 raised concerns about “heavy-handed” policing of protests over the first week of the summit. Between 50,000 and 100,000 people are expected to join the Global Day for Climate Justice, with more than 200 similar events taking placeContinue reading “Nicola Sturgeon says Glasgow climate march will be policed ‘appropriately’”

Two people smugglers jailed for charging migrants £12,000 to get to UK

Two people smugglers, including a young pilot from Birmingham, have been jailed after they brought migrants to the UK on light aircraft and in vans fitted with hidden compartments.  Sangar Khalid Mohammed, 32, and Billy Hems, 24, both admitted conspiracy to assist unlawful immigration, with Mohammed also admitting drugs supply.  They were jailed for seven and aContinue reading “Two people smugglers jailed for charging migrants £12,000 to get to UK”

Millions of Undocumented Immigrants Could Be Given Path to Work Under Biden’s New Bill

Democrats added a new provision to President Joe Biden‘s $1.75 trillion social safety net plan that could open a path to legal work for the roughly 7 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. Under the new policy, undocumented immigrants would receive permission to apply for work and travel permits for five years, the Associated PressContinue reading “Millions of Undocumented Immigrants Could Be Given Path to Work Under Biden’s New Bill”

Manslaughter investigation opened after migrant dies while attempting to cross the English Channel

A manslaughter investigation has been opened after a migrant died trying to cross the channel, a French prosecutor has said. One migrant in his 30s was pulled from the water unconscious and was later pronounced dead when rescuers returned to shore, it has been reported. Another migrant is thought to be missing after the incidentContinue reading “Manslaughter investigation opened after migrant dies while attempting to cross the English Channel”