UK Immigration

Three Men Suffocating in Refrigerated Lorry Rescued

Three men were rescued from inside an airtight refrigerated lorry that has travelled from France, after calling the police for help. Officers launched a search for the vehicle and found it Wednesday afternoon. Police rescued three suffocating men...

£1000 registration fee for child citizenship ruled unlawful

£1000 Fee for Child Citizenship Ruled Unlawful

A decision against the £1012 fee for registering for child citizenship has today been upheld and ruled unlawful by the Court of Appeal. Two judges ruled that the fees were set by the government ‘without consideration of the best interests of...

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Close the Barracks, Confront British Militarism

Reports have resurfaced from 2014 concluding Napier barracks ‘did not meet acceptable standards of accommodation’ even then and marked for demolition. Calls to close the barracks housing people seeking asylum on grounds of human rights and public...

Online visa check creates confusion for EU citizens

Visa Check Page Leaves EU Citizens Misinformed

In his guest post, Lara Parizotto from the Young Europeans Network shows the propensity for misinformation on the government’s visa check page for EU citizens, making informed decisions on their futures in the UK much harder. On the face of...

Osime Brown

The Story Of Osime Brown

Osime Brown, the 22-year old Jamaican-born UK resident, is at the centre of an ongoing dispute regarding unjust deportation. Despite being classified as a vulnerable adult with severe autism, the Home Office plans to send Mr Brown to Jamaica on his...

Border delays may be made worse by more red tape yet to come into force

Brexit Free Trade: Teething Problems or Total Disaster?

It’s believed that the Brexit free trade deal forged between the UK and the EU is the first in history that sought to build barriers rather than take them down.  So just how ‘free’ is the deal? Has the COVID crisis managed to simultaneously...

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Inspection of Barracks Housing Asylum Seekers Confirmed

The UK immigration and prison officers have confirmed an inspection of barracks and Ministry of Defence sites housing asylum seekers will go ahead, following pressures from activists and MPs. On Monday, the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and...

Yarl's Wood detention centre

Home Office Scraps Yarl’s Wood Asylum Accommodation Expansion

On the 9th of February, the Home Office announced its decision to abandon expansion plans for Yarl’s Wood asylum accommodation on the immigration detention centre site.  In a message to Yarl’s wood consultants, Deborah Chitten, the Home Office’s...