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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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Launch at the House of Lords

Today we are launching the report ‘No way out, no way in: Irregular migrant children and families in the UK’ at the House of Lords, Committee Room 1 (3.30-5pm). The list of participants is an excellent balance of politicians, academics, … 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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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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Will the government succeed in rebranding child detention?

In response to the recent decision of the children’s charity Barnardo’s to collaborate with government in the new immigration centres for children and families awaiting deportation, Sir Al Aynsley-Green, former Children’s Commissioner, has urged in a commentary piece on Open Democracy … Continue reading

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Child migrants, mental health and the immigration system

Discussing issues related to mental health disorders among irregular migrant children with a senior healthcare professional in Birmingham, we asked if the way the immigration system operates may be one of them. She explains:   “[…] Yes, without a doubt. … Continue reading

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