Tag Archives: UKBA

When maternity doesn’t matter

This excellent video offers an overview of the findings of the recently completed joint research project carried out by the Refugee Council and Maternity Action on the experience of maternity among asylum seeking mothers. Dowload the full report.

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UK immigration policy: we need to talk about citizens

[Article published in OpenDemocracy 50:50 on 4 February 2013] The family rules introduced by the UK government as part of its crusade to curb net migration are surreptitiously redefining the meaning of citizenship and the boundaries between the state and … Continue reading

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Kidi’s story

Dramatisation based on interviews collected for the research project ‘Undocumented children and families in the UK’ carried out at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), University of Oxford. The research was funded by the Barrow Cadbury Trust. The … 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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Bounced back

A new report, Landing in Dover, by Adrian Matthews for the Children’s Commissioner for England (January 2012) reveals the existence of a so called ‘gentleman’s agreement’ operating at the south coast ports between UKBA and its French counterpart whereby an unaccompanied child … Continue reading

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