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An investigation has been launched after a Chinese man was found dead at an immigration detention centre. The body of the man was discovered at Dungavel Immigration Removal Centre in Strathaven, South Lanarkshire, on Tuesday. Officers from the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman will now begin investigating the circumstances surrounding his…
Criticism has been levelled at the Government after it confirmed a scheme to take in lone child refugees from Europe had seen only around 200 youngsters so far given sanctuary. This was fewer than half the 480 unaccompanied minors the Conservative administration had agreed to take when it controversially closed…
Nine staff have been suspended from a G4S immigration centre after claims of abuse and assaults against detainees. An investigation has also been launched into allegations by the BBC's Panorama of "chaos, incompetence and abuse" at Brook House Immigration Removal Centre, near Gatwick. The programme claims to have undercover footage…
The UK should double the amount of refugees it takes in under resettlement programmes, the United Nations has urged. A senior official at the UN's refugee agency said accepting around 10,000 refugees a year would be a "step change" for the UK. Volker Turk, assistant commissioner at the UN High…
The Scottish and Welsh governments have written to the UK Immigration Minister raising concerns about the treatment of unaccompanied child refugees. Scottish Secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equalities, Angela Constance, and her Welsh counterpart Carl Sargeant have sent a joint letter to Brandon Lewis which criticises "lack of planning…
Lone child refugees stranded in Europe have been left vulnerable to exploitation and trafficking after being failed by the British government, a new report claims. Ministers were accused of doing "as little as legally possible" to help minors who are unaccompanied or separated from relatives. The assessment is based on…
Home Secretary Amber Rudd has said the UK will expand a scheme for vulnerable Syrian refugees to include those from other countries affected by the conflict. Ms Rudd said widening the scope of the Syrian vulnerable persons resettlement scheme would help the most vulnerable people in the region. Some 7,307…
Unaccompanied child refugees entitled to come to the UK are still "wandering around France", ministers in the Lords have been told. Liberal Democrat Baroness Sheehan said the "chaotic" demolition of the Jungle camp in Calais had led to the dispersal of hundreds of unaccompanied minors to centres around France. She…
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