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Child refugees using people smugglers to reach family in UK

Charities, including Safe Passage International, have produced a report showing that unaccompanied child refugees are forced to use people smugglers to reach family members in the UK, crossing in small
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Labour’s refugee plans don’t include safe routes

Keir Starmer’s refugee policy aims to beef up border security by ensuring direct access for top officials to the home secretary. Labour would scrap the Rwanda scheme, and use the
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General Election resources from Asylum Matters

Asylum Matters has compiled some very useful General Election resources, including: ‘Building a compassionate refugee protection system’ a 2-page document setting out key principles and policy asks for parliamentary candidates; ‘Campaigning
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Stop Rwanda flights- email AirTanker

Almost 24,000 people have now emailed AirTanker, urging the company not to fly asylum seekers to Rwanda. Will you join them? Use the link below: https://secure.freedomfromtorture.org/page/147528/action/1?chain&ea.tracking.id=FA_Email_share After thousands of protesters
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Fresh blow to rehousing of asylum seekers

RAF Scampton, a UK military base due to accommodate up to 2,000 asylum seekers  has been found to be contaminated with ground gases and unexploded ordnance, according to government documents.
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Key asks for MPs and election candidates

The Quaker Asylum and Refugee Network (QARN) has produced a very useful list of suggestions for MPs and election candidates. “During this election we can ask MPs and voters to
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Families in Gaza seeking family reunion win legal case against the home office

A judge has ruled that the home office’s insistence on biometric data, including fingerprints and photos, from Gazans seeking family reunion amounts to “disproportionate interference” in their right to family
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Criticism mounts over Rwanda scheme

Doubts are growing over the feasibility of the government’s Rwanda plan, despite Rishi Sunak’s continued backing for the project. A recent foreign office report has revealed the extreme poverty and
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Plan to move refugees from hotels will cost millions more, say auditors

The National Audit Office has revealed that plans to remove refugees to the Bibby Stockholm, two former RAF bases, Scampton and Wethersfield, and former student accommodation in Huddersfield could eventually
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33,085 asylum seekers threatened with deportation to Rwanda

Asylum seekers who have arrived in the UK by irregular means like small boats since 20th July 2023 will not have their claims examined. Under the Illegal Migration Act, they
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