Tag Archives: immigration control

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

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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A universal healthcare system doesn’t need GP border guards

Report by Christian Duffin for PULSE Government guidance requiring GPs to ask for documentary proof of new patients’ identity and address has been placed under review amid claims it could deny healthcare to vulnerable patients. It comes after an investigation by … Continue reading

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Immigrants for sale: Private prisons and the criminalization of immigrants

Posted on Prison Culture, a blog that aims to document how the current prison industrial complex operates and to underscore the ways that it structures American society.

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With children you need plan B, C, D, E, F

Jose lives in London with his wife and two daughters, 4 and 5 years old. Originally from Brazil, he has been in the UK for nearly a decade. The girls were born in London. Jose explains how having them has changed his life … 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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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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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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