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’”

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”

95 DIED IN ASYLUM SEEKER ACCOMMODATION IN FIVE YEARS AMID FEARS HOME OFFICE DOWNPLAYED TOLL

Ninety-five people have died in asylum accommodation since April 2016, almost double the figure recently admitted by the government and comes amid fears the Home Office has deliberately downplayed the death toll. The data also reveals a stark increase in the number of deaths of those housed under asylum support provisions, such as in hotels,Continue reading “95 DIED IN ASYLUM SEEKER ACCOMMODATION IN FIVE YEARS AMID FEARS HOME OFFICE DOWNPLAYED TOLL”

Far-right groups in UK target hotels housing Afghan refugees

The evacuation of thousands of Afghan refugees to the UK after Kabul fell to the Taliban has triggered an increase in far-right groups targeting hotels where they are being accommodated, according to those monitoring the activities of extremist groups. Britain First is one of the most prominent organisations involved and, according to its own website,Continue reading “Far-right groups in UK target hotels housing Afghan refugees”

Britain begs undocumented migrants to become lorry drivers

Critics said the scramble for HGV drivers was the latest example of the government’s “staggering incompetence”. Undocumented migrants with HGV licenses have been sent official government letters begging them to help ease the fuel crisis – despite having no official right to work in Britain. People who overstayed their visas have now been told theirContinue reading “Britain begs undocumented migrants to become lorry drivers”

Children affected by immigration rules and at poverty risk, warns Commissioner

Northern Ireland’s children’s commissioner has said some young people risk being plunged into poverty because of the immigration status of their parents or carer. In a new report, Koulla Yiasouma said families affected by immigration rules face a condition called “No Recourse to Public Funds” (NRPF) which prevents them from accessing many social security benefitsContinue reading “Children affected by immigration rules and at poverty risk, warns Commissioner”

Asylum seekers in hotels should have been given money for phone calls, High Court rules

A decision by the Home Office not to give money to thousands of asylum seekers to make calls to friends and family during the pandemic has been declared unlawful by the High Court. The ruling means the UK Government could be forced to roll back weekly payments for some 10,000 asylum seekers. After an earlier hearing, the HomeContinue reading “Asylum seekers in hotels should have been given money for phone calls, High Court rules”