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Immigration Minister Caroline Nokes has lifted the barrier for 260 child refugees to come to the UK.Ms Nokes made the announcement that she was removing the cut-off date criterion from applications for the most vulnerable unaccompanied children to seek sanctuary in a written ministerial statement.The move means the stalled plan…
Nicola Sturgeon has branded the UK Government's immigration proposals "an act of vandalism" as she called for a visa allowing Europeans to work in Scotland even if they earn less than £30,000.Home Secretary Sajid Javid has announced that low-skilled workers and those earning under the £30,000 threshold will no longer…
Tens of thousands of migrants could come to the UK to work for up to a year under the Government's proposed post-Brexit immigration system.The new measure, which would be in place until at least 2025, is designed to act as a "safety valve" for the economy and protect sectors reliant…
Councils may pull out of a scheme for housing asylum seekers after carrying a "disproportionate share" of the costs and pressures, a Commons report has warned.MPs claimed local authorities have "lost confidence" in the system, with some weighing up whether to cease participating.If their support was lost, the Government would…
A member of the Windrush Generation forced to pay for cancer treatment has lost a High Court challenge against a key part of the Government's "hostile environment" immigration policy.The man, identified only as MP, is in his late fifties and suffers from a form of incurable blood cancer which had…
The more English a person feels the more likely they are to believe immigration has had a negative impact on Britain's economy and culture, a new survey has revealed.But despite the survey finding that Scottish National Party voters were the most likely to be positive about the cultural and economic…
Indefinite detention of refugees, asylum seekers and immigrants "should put us to shame", a Labour MP has said.Tulip Siddiq (pictured) told MPs that detaining people indefinitely was a "blight on their human rights of freedom".The MP for Hampstead and Kilburn called on the Government to "act now" and make provision…
The "toxic" Tory Government has been blamed by the SNP for stirring up anti-immigrant feeling in working-class people through a lack of public investment.The party's justice and home affairs spokeswoman Joanna Cherry (pictured) said the Conservative administration had "created a great deal of poverty" through its policies.She said: "I notice…
The Home Office failed to act on repeated warning signs of Windrush failings and has yet to establish the full scale of the scandal, a major new report has found.Whitehall's spending watchdog said the department was aware of "credible information" about possible issues as long as four years ago.Official impact…
Ministers have revealed 49 people deported to Commonwealth countries have not been contacted by the Windrush task force, leading MPs to claim the Home Office "hasn't learned anything" from the scandal.The 49, who had been held in UK detention centres, were flown to Ghana and Nigeria between March and September…
The number of people held in immigration detention has fallen to the lowest level since comparable records started nearly a decade ago, Government figures show.There were 2,049 detainees at the end of September, a 41% drop compared with the same date 12 months earlier.A Home Office report said the fall…
More than two-fifths of the accommodation for asylum seekers in England and Wales is not fit for purpose, a report has found.The Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration (ICIBI) said that in the 22 months to January 31 this year, only a quarter (24%) of 8,313 properties inspected were…
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