The Children’s Society recently published I don’t feel human Experiences of destitution amongst young refugees and migrants. The report looks at the ongoing effects of the policy of enforced destitution originally introduced under the Labour Government. Enforced destitution refers to the withholding/limiting of welfare support in order to expedite the return of refused asylum seekers to their country of origin which has in turn left thousands of people including...
The Home Office has today published their proposals for reform the scheme for settlement (along with some other changes to the Immigration Rules).
These changes due to come into effect in April (with different parts coming into effect at different times) but will be laid before Parliament on 15 March we'll have more on this shortly although you can read our consultation response here.
This week the UK Border Agency has come back under fresh scrutiny, after an official inquiry report condemned the border force for “poor communication, poor managerial hindsight and a lack of clarity about roles and responsibilities”.
Home Secretary Theresa May resorted to the dramatic response by announcing plans to split UKBA into two, designating the border force as a separate law enforcement agency headed by a Chief Constable.
The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights has today issued judgment in relation to Italy's push back policy in which vessels carrying Somali and Eritrean nationals from Libya and heading to Italy were intercepted on the high seas 35 miles south of Lampedusa.
The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) yesterday published Creating the conditions for integration.
The document sets out the DCLG’s strategy for fostering integration in the UK. There aren’t any huge shifts or surprises or changes in direction here, though there is a continuing, and a more rapid move towards shifting the responsibility for integration away from the state, on to individuals themselves.
Yesterday was the last day in Committee (House of Lords) for the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill.
The Bill will now progress to Report stage (House of Lords) which is scheduled to start on 5 March 2012. It will then proceed to its third reading, and will subsequently be returned to the House of Commons for consideration of amendments made in the Lords. We previously highlighted some key concerns about the Bill...
JCWI is delighted to announce the opening of a new advice line – for undocumented migrants in London.
Undocumented migrants do not fall into any of the UK’s legal immigration categories. This includes migrants who entered the country through an irregular channel or do not possess valid documents, migrants who have overstayed their visas, migrants with rejected asylum applications or cases where refugee status was revoked.
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