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Home Secretary Sajid Javid has been urged to set up an emergency hardship fund to help people facing destitution as a result of the Windrush scandal. MPs said those left with financial problems through no fault of their own cannot wait months for compensation. On Wednesday the Commons Home Affairs…
Immigration rules preventing overseas doctors being recruited by the NHS have been branded "ludicrous and shameful" in the Lords. Former Lord Speaker Baroness Hayman warned patient care was being "compromised" by a shortage of doctors while recruits were being refused visas to enter the UK. For the Government, the Earl…
Immigration removal flights have departed from Britain with as many as three staff for every foreign national on board, a report reveals. On one journey to Germany in June last year there were 90 escorting officers for 30 individuals. Flights to Nigeria and Ghana in January 2017 and Pakistan in…
A Christian man who has spent six years seeking asylum has appealed to the Prime Minister to allow him to stay in the UK, fearing he and his family face death if they return to Pakistan. Maqsood Bakhsh fled Pakistan in 2012 with his wife Parveen and their sons Somer…
Sajid Javid has pledged to bring a "fresh set of eyes" to the immigration system, as he spoke of his shock at hearing the ordeals suffered by victims of the Windrush scandal. The Home Secretary said he was "appalled" at the treatment of Anthony Bryan and Paulette Wilson, saying something…
Home Secretary Sajid Javid will be grilled by MPs over whether members of the Windrush generation were unlawfully detained. Mr Javid is to appear before the human rights parliamentary committee on Wednesday to explain how his department is protecting those in the immigration detention system. He was invited by the…
Ministers remain "absolutely" committed to reducing net migration to the tens of thousands, Downing Street insisted. Number 10 acknowledged that it would "take time" to reach the goal but the target remained in place. Theresa May's spokesman reiterated the commitment after Home Secretary Sajid Javid gave only lukewarm support for…
Two illegal immigrants who falsely claimed more than £100,000 in accommodation and pre-paid credit cards by posing as victims of the Grenfell Tower fire are facing jail. Elaine Douglas and Tommy Brooks, who are Jamaican nationals, were put up in hotels for almost a year before staff at the Royal…
Two former detainees at a scandal-hit immigration centre have won the first stage of a High Court bid for a public inquiry into alleged "widespread abuse" by officers. The two men, identified only as MA and BB, were detained at the Brook House facility (pictured) near Gatwick Airport, run by…
The mother of a Windrush generation man who died while trying to prove his British citizenship has called for Theresa May's resignation as her son was laid to rest. Dexter Bristol died aged 57 while caught up in the immigration scandal which his retired NHS nurse mother, Sentina, claimed caused…
More than 6,000 visa applications for highly skilled workers like scientists, IT specialists and doctors with job offers in the UK were refused because of a Government-imposed cap on numbers, it has been revealed. The refusals came between December 2017 and March 2018 and were the result of an annual…
Sixty-three cases are being investigated in detail by the Home Office as part of efforts to check whether anyone was wrongly removed or deported as a result of the Windrush scandal. Officials have examined 8,000 records dating back to 2002 following fears that people who had been in the country…
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