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The "hostile environment" policy brought in against illegal immigrants when Theresa May was home secretary was seen as "almost reminiscent of Nazi Germany" by some in government, the former head of the civil service has said. Lord Kerslake's explosive comments came as campaigners for families caught up in the Windrush…
Home Secretary Amber Rudd has offered an apology in the Commons to members of the so-called Windrush generation who have been subjected to what she described as "appalling" treatment by the Government. Ms Rudd announced the creation of a new taskforce in the Home Office to speed up the regularisation…
A cross-party group of 140 MPs has written to Prime Minister Theresa May calling for an "immediate and effective" response to problems faced by long-term British residents from the "Windrush generation" over their immigration status. The move follows concern that people are facing deportation and being denied access to healthcare…
A Singaporean doctor who has lived and trained in the UK for over a decade has pleaded with the Home Office to reconsider trying to deport him. Luke Ong, 31, is five months away from qualifying as a GP but also faces having to leave the country after applying for…
A UK Government minister has rejected a call for Scotland to be given a seat on the expert committee which advises on immigration. Immigration Minister Caroline Nokes said while the Home Office is represented on the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC), there would be a difficulty in giving the Scottish Government…
A council has said sorry over failings in its dealings with Parsons Green bomber Ahmed Hassan. The 18-year-old, who lived in Sunbury, Surrey, told immigration officials he had trained with Islamic State after he arrived in Britain illegally in 2015 and claimed asylum as a child. Hassan was referred by…
A "ruthless" teenage asylum seeker has been jailed for at least 34 years for planting the Parsons Green Tube bomb which injured 51 passengers. Iraqi Ahmed Hassan, who claims to be aged 18, pretended to engage with the anti-terrorism Prevent scheme as he plotted mass murder in the capital. He…
Ministers have been urged to allow child refugees to sponsor their close families members to join them in the UK. The SNP's Angus Brendan MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar) wants to introduce legislation enabling people who arrived in Britain as a child to be able to support applications for their…
Foreign nationals have been kept in Britain's largest immigration removal centre for as long as four years, a watchdog report reveals. Detainees were held in "prison-like" conditions at the facility near Heathrow Airport for unacceptably lengthy periods, inspectors said. They found planned removals failed to materialise due to late legal…
A man married a woman who had suffered a severe head injury when attacked and raped in a bid to improve his immigration status, a judge has concluded. Mr Justice Baker has decided that the Islamic marriage was "arranged entirely" by the man and the woman's father. He said a…
Shadow home secretary Diane Abbott has condemned "shocking" treatment of detainees at the Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre amid claims dozens of women are on hunger strike in protest at the conditions. After making her first visit to the controversial facility, Ms Abbott said she and Shami Chakrabarti (pictured) were…
A man sold into slavery as a child has won a court victory as judges declared that guidance on immigration rules for trafficking victims was unlawful. Three senior Appeal Court judges overturned two Home Office decisions in a case brought by a 40-year-old Ghanaian man with a "terrible story". In…
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