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When maternity doesn’t matter

This excellent video offers an overview of the findings of the recently completed joint research project carried out by the Refugee Council and Maternity Action on the experience of maternity among asylum seeking mothers. Dowload the full report.

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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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‘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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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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Children in UK immigration detention

The new report by The Children’s Society,  ‘What Have I Done? The experiences of children and families in UK immigration detention’, examines the experiences of 32 families detained prior to the coalition’s pledge, in May 2010, to end the immigration detention of … Continue reading

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Last resort or first resort? Immigration detention of children in the UK

BID and The Children’s Society have published a new report on detention of children, titled ‘Last resort or first resort? Immigration detention of children in the UK.’ Download the report and executive summary here. The report is based on detailed … Continue reading

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Irregular migrant children and public policy

Published in The Migration Observatory, Nando Sigona‘s policy primer (pdf),  looks at the tensions between child protection laws and immigration and asylum laws in the UK and the broader international context and examines the implications for both policy-making and for undocumented children.

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Deporting a child citizen – the story of the Ruizes

The deportation of child citizens born to irregular parents raises important ethical and legal issues. In the US, where US born children gain the citizenship by birth, this is a highly controversial issue that involve potentially hundred of thousands of minors. On … Continue reading

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