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”

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”

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’”

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”

Ombudsman finds Legal Aid Agency guilty of maladministration after rough sleepers fighting deportation order faced delays in funding for representation

A law centre charity was forced to self-fund its challenges to the deportation of three rough sleepers due to “severe failings” that led to a delay in funding from the Legal Aid Agency (LAA), an investigation from the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman has found. The Ombudsman said the failings resulted in one government bodyContinue reading “Ombudsman finds Legal Aid Agency guilty of maladministration after rough sleepers fighting deportation order faced delays in funding for representation”

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”

Whether freedom of speech or fairness to migrants, some principles are sacred

‘Why is hypocrisy so odious?” asked the political theorist Judith Shklar almost half a century ago. Hypocrisy, she argued, is a necessity, a recognition that we are human and imperfect and that we cannot but transgress. The calling out of hypocrisy, Shklar observed, can often be more socially corrosive than the hypocrisy being called out. There is,Continue reading “Whether freedom of speech or fairness to migrants, some principles are sacred”