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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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Ahmad’s story

Dramatisation based on interviews collected for the research project ‘Undocumented children and families in the UK’ carried out at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), University of Oxford. The research was funded by the Barrow Cadbury Trust. The … Continue reading

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Here to stay: understanding the consequences of protracted legal limbo

Having the opportunity to get feedback on the report ‘No way out, no way in: Irregular migrant children and families in the UK’ by policy makers, activists and civil servants was exciting. Baroness Hamwee, our host at the House of Lords, welcomed … Continue reading

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No way out, no way in: key findings

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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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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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Building Strategies to Protect Children in an Irregular Migration Situation in the United Kingdom

The Platform for the International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM) and Praxis would like to invite you to participate in the “Building Strategies to Protect Children in an Irregular Migration Situation in the UK” Workshop on 6 October 2011 inLondon. … Continue reading

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