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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 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…
Asylum seekers were subjected to excessive use of restraints after escort staff were given "dire" warnings about the potential for disruption on a removal flight, an inspection report found. HM Inspectorate of Prisons said it had "serious concerns" after observing an operation to transport detainees to three European countries in…
Immigration policy should be devolved to UK nations and regions after Brexit to cater for different labour needs, Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said. Speaking in London, she hit out at Theresa May's government for a "frustrating" lack of openness to the idea. She said it was time to…
Renewing a G4S contract to manage an immigration centre "is not commensurate with a humane system of dealing with migrants" the public wants after the Windrush scandal, Diane Abbott has said. The shadow home secretary said it was "a scandal" the firm's contract to run Brook House, where the BBC's…
Only 53 refugees were brought to Britain in the first 14 months of a flagship community sponsorship scheme, an inspection report reveals. The initiative was introduced by the Government in July 2016 to allow churches, charities, faith groups and businesses to take on the role of supporting people arriving through…
A council has said sorry over failings in its dealings with Parsons Green bomber Ahmed Hassan. The 18-year-old, who lived in Sunbury, Surrey, told immigration officials he had trained with Islamic State after he arrived in Britain illegally in 2015 and claimed asylum as a child. Hassan was referred by…
A "ruthless" teenage asylum seeker has been jailed for at least 34 years for planting the Parsons Green Tube bomb which injured 51 passengers. Iraqi Ahmed Hassan, who claims to be aged 18, pretended to engage with the anti-terrorism Prevent scheme as he plotted mass murder in the capital. He…
The foster parents of the Parsons Green Tube bomber say they feel "betrayed" by his actions - and claim they were never warned that he had admitted being "trained to kill" by militants shortly after he arrived in Britain. Ron and Penny Jones took Iraqi asylum seeker Ahmed Hassan into…
A "devious" teenager is facing years in jail for the Parsons Green Tube bombing which injured 51 passengers. Iraqi asylum seeker Ahmed Hassan, 18, plotted to cause carnage in central London under the nose of the anti-terrorism Prevent scheme. He secretly made 400g of "Mother of Satan" explosives while his…
Ministers have been urged to allow child refugees to sponsor their close families members to join them in the UK. The SNP's Angus Brendan MacNeil (Na h-Eileanan an Iar) wants to introduce legislation enabling people who arrived in Britain as a child to be able to support applications for their…
Foreign nationals have been kept in Britain's largest immigration removal centre for as long as four years, a watchdog report reveals. Detainees were held in "prison-like" conditions at the facility near Heathrow Airport for unacceptably lengthy periods, inspectors said. They found planned removals failed to materialise due to late legal…
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