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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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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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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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Sleeping on the floor

Marcela came to the UK in her twenties to forget a difficult marriage. Initially she had a short-term tourist visa, she then went back to Brazil and applied successfully for a student visa. After 4 years as a student, her … 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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