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Fiction Releases by BIPOC in 2021: Our Top 5

ImmiNews explores some of the most highly anticipated fiction releases of 2021, authored by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and people of colour) Over the last ten months, good news has proved hard to come by. The global uncertainty, grief and isolation...

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Digital Exclusion: Covid-19 and Social Inequalities

The issue of digital exclusion is one that has long existed. In 2019, then-leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, proposed a policy which shook the commentariat to its core: the so-called ‘radical’ pledge to nationalise broadband, ensuring all...

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Asylum Seekers Intercepted During COVID-19 Pandemic

Boats Carrying Asylum Seekers Intercepted During Bank Holiday in the UK Over the bank holiday weekend, around 140 boats carrying asylum seekers and migrants were intercepted in the English Channel. A spike in the number of those attempting to...

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Hostile Environment Leaves Migrants in Limbo

Migrants Suffer Under Hostile Environment During COVID-19 You would be forgiven for assuming that, in the midst of a global pandemic, the Home Office would automatically relax or entirely scrap its widely condemned hostile environment policies. Yet...

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International Workers’ Memorial Day & COVID-19

Today, Tuesday 28th April, is International Workers’ Memorial Day; a day dedicated to those killed, disabled, injured or who have been made unwell due to their work. This year, perhaps more so than ever, the day feels especially poignant. With too...

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The Politics of Pandemics

In the midst of a pandemic, the importance of strong leadership truly hits home. It shouldn’t take such horrific circumstances for this to be the case but, for many people, life tends to crawl on in its typical fashion no matter which Prime...