Category Archives: resources

UK immigration policy: we need to talk about citizens

[Article published in OpenDemocracy 50:50 on 4 February 2013] The family rules introduced by the UK government as part of its crusade to curb net migration are surreptitiously redefining the meaning of citizenship and the boundaries between the state and … Continue reading

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Undocumented and unafraid

I know that out there many people are looking for the same thing as I am. We are not alone; we stand together as a big crowd. (Reyna Martinez, 19, who has lived in the United States since she was … Continue reading

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‘It’s the right thing to do’, Obama on the executive order

 

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No way out, no way in: key findings

Download: Research report; Executive Summary

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No way out, no way in: Migrant children fall through the net

An estimated 120,000 children living in the UK without legal immigration status are at risk of destitution, exploitation and social exclusion because of contradictory and frequently changing rules and regulations which jeopardise their access to healthcare, education, protection by the … Continue reading

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Bounced back

A new report, Landing in Dover, by Adrian Matthews for the Children’s Commissioner for England (January 2012) reveals the existence of a so called ‘gentleman’s agreement’ operating at the south coast ports between UKBA and its French counterpart whereby an unaccompanied child … Continue reading

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Health status and legal status

Extract from the forthcoming the report No way out, no way in: Irregular migrant children and families in the UK by Nando Sigona and Vanessa Hughes Meeting the health needs of a growing and super-diverse foreign-born population in the UK is … Continue reading

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