THE NATIONALITY AND BORDERS BILL: BENEFITTING PEOPLE SMUGGLERS AT THE EXPENSE OF REFUGEES

“On Thursday the 9th of December, the Nationality and Borders bill passed its third reading in the House of Commons. The Nationality and Borders bill that Patel introduced in July 2021[1] aims to stop the criminal gangs those who smuggle people to the UK via irregular routes. In particular, the bill aims to stop irregular channel crossings from occurring,Continue reading “THE NATIONALITY AND BORDERS BILL: BENEFITTING PEOPLE SMUGGLERS AT THE EXPENSE OF REFUGEES”

Treat us like human beings, say Afghan refugees who have received lack of support from authorities

Hamid Hakimi, a former interpreter for the British military, says he fears for his pregnant wife who is acutely depressed because of the isolation they feel in the remote part of Scotland. Some newly-arrived Afghan refugees regret fleeing the Taliban and certain death because of a lack of support from UK authorities, i has learned. People who fled Afghanistan amid the takeover byContinue reading “Treat us like human beings, say Afghan refugees who have received lack of support from authorities”

Biden returns land to Texas family after it was seized by Trump for border wall

The land of a family in Texas that was seized earlier this year for the construction of a wall on the US-Mexican border will be returned by the Joe Biden administration. Skip to Navigation Skip to Content Skip to footer Your accountgrace  AdChoices Biden returns land to Texas family after it was seized by Trump for border wall Alisha Rahaman Sarkar  4 hrsContinue reading “Biden returns land to Texas family after it was seized by Trump for border wall”

MPs reject bid to stop ‘pushback’ of migrant boats from endangering lives

MPs have voted down a bid by parliament’s human rights committee to make it illegal for immigration officers to attempt to “push back” migrant boats in the English Channel in a way which would endanger lives. The pushback proposal, which would involve Border Force boats physically turning back dinghies heading from France to the UK, is oneContinue reading “MPs reject bid to stop ‘pushback’ of migrant boats from endangering lives”

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”

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’”

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”

Ombudsman calls on council to pay £27k after housing homeless family in unsuitable temporary accommodation for nine years

The London Borough of Brent has been told to pay £27,000 compensation after a report by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (LGSCO) found that the council had failed to provide a complainant and his family with suitable temporary accommodation since 2012. The Ombudsman found Mr X and his family were homeless, and inContinue reading “Ombudsman calls on council to pay £27k after housing homeless family in unsuitable temporary accommodation for nine years”