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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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Public policy and irregular child migration

For a more in-depth discussion of the issues raised in the video interview, see: – Irregular migrant children and public policy – Policy primer published by The Migration Observatory – Being children and undocumented: background paper, COMPAS WP n.78

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New as the air blown out of the mouth

Kevin is originally from Jamaica, turning 18 soon. He has spent half of his life in England. Clotilde Giner, the UMC fieldworker, asked if he could remember when he first arrived in the UK from Jamaica. When I first came, I … Continue reading

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‘Is this the UK?’

Qinqin Liu arrived in the UK nine years ago. She has three kids, two of them were born in the UK, the third one lives in China with her granparents. In the interview with our fieldworker, Tom Lam, Qinqin Liu … Continue reading

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Positive contributions: photo exhibition and report

Positive Contributions: Being a refugee in Britain is a report and photo exhibition written and curated by Nando Sigona and Andreea Torre and commissioned by the Refugee Housing Association. The photo-exhibition collects photos taken on disposable cameras by twenty refugees and … Continue reading

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The best Afghan rice in Birmingham

Javid is 17 years old. He arrived in Birmingham two years ago, since then he has been living with fellow Afghans. He applied for asylum but then disappeared when he was told that Afghan applicants were all deported back. He … Continue reading

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