Posts Tagged “Home Office”

UK Government pauses hostile environment data-sharing

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UK Government pauses hostile environment data-sharing

This morning, Labour MP David Lammy was granted an Urgent Question in the House of Commons to ask about (in his own words) “[the Home Secretary’s] cynical decision to bury the Home Office’s admission of failures over the Hostile Environment during the England match.” Home Sec. @sajidjavid made a “pledge” to do “right” by the…

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UK Gov should challenge migration myths and inaccuracies

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UK Gov should challenge migration myths and inaccuracies

The Home Affairs Select Committee recently published its report on and recommendations on the UK Government’s immigration policy and principles for building consensus inquiry. The 60 page report [PDF] is based on a wide range of written and oral evidence gathered over a year. The report calls for the principle of asylum to be upheld…

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£1m UK Gov injection to support community sponsorship groups

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£1m UK Gov injection to support community sponsorship groups

Marking the one year anniversary of the operation of the UK’s community sponsorship scheme, the Home Secretary Amber Rudd announced £1 million of funding over two years to support community groups who want to help resettle refugees fleeing the war in Syria. This time last year, the Archbishop of Canterbury welcomed a Syrian refugee family to…

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UK Government to “review any new information from children formerly resident in the Calais camp”

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UK Government to “review any new information from children formerly resident in the Calais camp”

The Guardian report this morning that the UK Home Office has “agreed to review asylum applications from child refugees in France after it emerged that several had returned to the site of the former Calais camp in a renewed effort to make the crossing to the UK”. After the closure of the ‘Jungle’ camp in…

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14 teenage boys arrive in UK from Calais

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14 teenage boys arrive in UK from Calais

Fourteen boys aged 14-17 have arrived in the UK from the Calais ‘Jungle’ camp. The BBC report that most “are from Afghanistan and Syria, while one is a stateless Bidun who originated from Kuwait”. They are among about 100 minors who will be brought over by the Home Office. Their first task will be to register with…

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Unicef call for faster family reunification + petition

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Unicef call for faster family reunification + petition

UNICEF have added their voice to the call for the UK Government to more speedily honour their promise to help reunite refugee children with families already in the United Kingdom. They’re also running a petition to lobby the Home Secretary. The unaccompanied refugee children of the Calais refugee camp are putting themselves in grave danger in…

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Campaigners renew call on Government to transfer 400 children from Calais ‘Jungle’ to UK

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Campaigners renew call on Government to transfer 400 children from Calais ‘Jungle’ to UK

It was back in April 2016 when the UK Government bowed to pressure and and agreed to work with the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) to resettle children and adults from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. At that time Save the Children estimated that there were 26,000 lone children across…

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UK Home Office win appeal; yet Safe Passage arrangements not in place

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UK Home Office win appeal; yet Safe Passage arrangements not in place

Today UK Home Office have won an appeal that has overturned a court ruling in January when a judge allowed – for the first time – three 16 year olds and a man in his twenties living in the Jungle camp in Calais could be reunited with relatives already living in the UK while their…

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UK Government investing over £0.5bn in Syrian resettlement programme

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UK Government investing over £0.5bn in Syrian resettlement programme

Coventry South Labour Member of the UK parliament Jim Cunningham got a response from the Home Office today to his Written Question. As an MP, he has taken an interest in Syria for some time. To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate her Department has made of the total cost…

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