Tag Archives: UK-born children to irregular parents

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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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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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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Deporting a child citizen – the story of the Ruizes

The deportation of child citizens born to irregular parents raises important ethical and legal issues. In the US, where US born children gain the citizenship by birth, this is a highly controversial issue that involve potentially hundred of thousands of minors. On … Continue reading

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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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‘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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