Tag Archives: irregular immigration

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

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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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UKBA can’t form its decisions on poor information

Thanks to Free Movement that has circulated a judgement that is likely to have important consequences on the way UKBA’s interpret its statutory obligation to safeguarding children. In a judgment handed down on 26 October HH Judge Anthony Thornton QC has given … Continue reading

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Building Strategies to Protect Children in an Irregular Migration Situation in the United Kingdom

The Platform for the International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM) and Praxis would like to invite you to participate in the “Building Strategies to Protect Children in an Irregular Migration Situation in the UK” Workshop on 6 October 2011 inLondon. … 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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