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Detention of vulnerable women at Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre will end in a pilot scheme announced by Home Secretary Sajid Javid. The announcement of the trial to MPs comes as a second independent review on immigration detention by Stephen Shaw is published. Mr Javid said the plans would see…
More than 43,000 people have signed a petition calling on the Home Office not to deport two teenage brothers from Scotland. Areeb Umeed Bakhsh (left), 13, and his brother Somer (right), 15, fear Islamic extremists will kill them if they return to Pakistan. The brothers have lived in Glasgow since…
Legal aid for unaccompanied child migrants has been reinstated following a five-year legal battle between the Government and the Children's Society. Justice Minister Lucy Frazer confirmed that the scope of legal aid will be extended to cover immigration matters for unaccompanied and separated children following a judicial review. Campaigners hailed…
A Nigerian couple living in England unlawfully have claimed asylum after telling immigration officials that their two daughters will be subjected to female genital mutilation if they return to Nigeria. They say they are members of a tribe in which female genital mutilation (FGM) "remains a compulsory norm". The couple…
A Caribbean journalist granted asylum in Britain after saying he was at risk as a result of exposing human rights abuses by police has become embroiled in family court litigation and had a baby taken from his care. Social workers raised concern after the man's son suffered a head injury.…
A 10-year-old orphan facing deportation just months after the death of his mother has been granted leave to remain in the UK. Giorgi Kakava has been told he will be able to stay in Glasgow with his grandmother Ketino Baikhadze for the next two-and-a-half years when they will be able…
The Government is being urged to extend a scheme aimed at helping vulnerable refugees to settle in the UK. Citizens UK said the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme (VPRS) had helped more than 10,000 refugees, including people needing urgent medical treatment, survivors of violence, and women and children. Research by the…
A photographic exhibition of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh is to tour Scotland to raise awareness of their plight. Simon Murphy’s project is being supported by SCIAF and Justice and Peace Scotland and opened at St Andrew’s Cathedral in Glasgow on Wednesday, which is World Refugee Day. Almost 700,000 Rohingya refugees…
Ministers have agreed to "look again" at a Lords amendment which seeks to broaden the definition of an unaccompanied child refugee. Solicitor General Robert Buckland said he had listened "very carefully" to opinion across the House after Labour former minister Yvette Cooper urged him to accept an amendment to the…
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…
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…
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