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The ID registration system for EU citizens in the UK after Brexit should also be rolled out to British citizens to avoid another Windrush scandal, a think tank has suggested. Extending the documentation programme for the 3.6 million Europeans living here to everyone else is among a sweeping overhaul of…
UK ministers are being urged to provide "more generous" assistance for Syrian refugees in England after researchers found those who had been resettled in Scotland were better supported and happier. Experts from Glasgow University compared the treatment of Syrian refugees aged between 18 and 32 in the Lebanon, Greece and…
The UK should end the indefinite detention of immigrants, the UN refugee agency has urged. Home Secretary Sajid Javid has pledged to look at the issue and plans to review how time limits on the detention of immigrants work in other countries. The UNHCR's assistant high commissioner Volker Turk said…
Detention of vulnerable women at Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre will end in a pilot scheme announced by Home Secretary Sajid Javid. The announcement of the trial to MPs comes as a second independent review on immigration detention by Stephen Shaw is published. Mr Javid said the plans would see…
Legal aid for unaccompanied child migrants has been reinstated following a five-year legal battle between the Government and the Children's Society. Justice Minister Lucy Frazer confirmed that the scope of legal aid will be extended to cover immigration matters for unaccompanied and separated children following a judicial review. Campaigners hailed…
A father and his three-year-old daughter who were separated for months while he was detained under immigration powers are to receive £50,000 damages from the Home Office. Approving the settlement of the judicial review claim at London's High Court on Wednesday, Judge Blair said that the eventual reunion of the…
A member of the Windrush Generation forced to pay for cancer treatment is bringing 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 50s and suffers from a form of incurable blood cancer which…
A committee of MPs has demanded "root and branch reform" of the Home Office's culture, policies and approach to immigration following the Windrush scandal. A report by the House of Commons Home Affairs Select Committee (HASC) questioned whether the "hostile environment" approach promoted by Theresa May as home secretary should…
A 10-year-old orphan facing deportation just months after the death of his mother has been granted leave to remain in the UK. Giorgi Kakava has been told he will be able to stay in Glasgow with his grandmother Ketino Baikhadze for the next two-and-a-half years when they will be able…
Immigration officials used powers of detention "unlawfully and inappropriately" to hold members of the so-called Windrush generation even though they were entitled to be in the UK, a parliamentary inquiry has found. In a damning report, MPs and peers on the Joint Committee on Human Rights said the Home Office's…
The Government is being urged to extend a scheme aimed at helping vulnerable refugees to settle in the UK. Citizens UK said the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme (VPRS) had helped more than 10,000 refugees, including people needing urgent medical treatment, survivors of violence, and women and children. Research by the…
The Windrush generation's contribution to the NHS since its conception will be among their efforts celebrated during the 70th anniversary of the beginning of a wave of Caribbean migration to the UK. Friday marks seven decades since the generation began with around 500 Caribbeans disembarking the Empire Windrush ship in…
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