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A housing firm is to stop making asylum seekers wear wristbands to claim food after an outcry from campaigners. The brightly-coloured wristbands were handed out to refugees staying at Lynx House in Cardiff so they could claim breakfast, lunch and dinner. Bosses at Clearsprings Ready Homes, a Home Office contractor,…
Vulnerable British children are being placed in care outside their home county due to the influx of child asylum seekers from across the English Channel. Council chiefs in Kent said they have no choice but to place local children elsewhere amid the continuing flow of unaccompanied asylum seeking children (UASC)…
A Home Office contractor supplying accommodation for asylum seekers has come under fire after reportedly giving migrants brightly coloured wristbands which they must wear at all times. The wristbands have been handed out to asylum seekers staying at Lynx House in Cardiff so they can claim breakfast, lunch and dinner.…
A property developer has said front doors will be repainted after concerns the homes of asylum seekers have been marked out in red, exposing them to racism and vandalism. An urgent review of homes in the North East has been ordered by the Home Office over the properties in Middlesbrough…
Britain should welcome thousands of lone children from Europe on top of the Syrian refugee resettlement programme, a committee of MPs has said. The International Development Committee called on the Government to accept proposals to take 3,000 unaccompanied children from within the EU. This would be in addition to the…
Overseas visitors and migrants will be charged for using most GP services, plus receiving A&E and ambulance care under new plans drawn up by the Government. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said the proposed changes to be introduced in 2017 would "recover up to £500 million per year to put back…
The Home Secretary's decision to refuse British citizenship to family members of a failed asylum seeker assessed to be an Islamist extremist has been overturned by the High Court. A judge ruled Theresa May acted unlawfully when she attempted to use the laws on naturalisation as a "deterrent" to other…
The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) are to host a seminar exploring the experiences of asylum seekers dealing with children and welfare services. The “Views and experiences of asylum seekers in the child protection and welfare systems in Ireland: Research Findings” will take place at the NISCC in Belfast…
Oxfam has called for urgent measures to reunite lost child refugees with their families on the dangerous road through Serbia. The British aid charity urged better co-operation between agencies helping the displaced as official reports showed the number of children travelling alone had increased. Youngsters were sometimes separated while queuing…
A homeless illegal immigrant is likely to be allowed to remain in the UK and have a right to be considered for housing if she wins a family court fight over the care of her seven-year-old son, a judge says. Judge Carol Atkinson has described the case as "Catch 22".…
Theresa May faced an angry backlash from business leaders and refugee charities for falsely "vilifying" immigrants in a bid to boost her own political career. The Institute of Directors (IoD) issued a strongly-worded response to the Home Secretary's announcement of a sharp tightening of asylum and immigration rules at the…
A magistrate has resigned in protest over a "foolish" court charge which saw a penniless asylum seeker forced to pay £180. Nigel Allcoat, of Burbage, Leicestershire, served as a JP for 16 years and offered to pay towards the levy imposed on a man in his 20s. The fine -…
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