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The mythical ‘refugee crisis’

The Government claims that the UK has resettled more refugees that any other EU country. However, this figure only refers to a limited, specific UN resettlement scheme and only represents six
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Home Office accused of “catastrophic failure” to protect child asylum seekers

Ministers have admitted that they have no idea where 222 vulnerable, unaccompanied refugee children have gone, after they disappeared from Home Office-approved hotel accommodation. Seventeen vanished within a day of
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Labour would scrap Rwanda scheme and Braverman resigns

Keir Starmer has confirmed that a Labour government would scrap the Rwanda scheme. This follows the resignation of the home secretary, Suella Braverman, who attracted controversy by saying that it
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Refugee children at risk as Home Office mistakes them for adults

Hundreds of refugee children are at risk of abuse and neglect and being denied vital support as a result of ‘hasty and woeful’ decision-making that sees the Home Office routinely
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Labour promises to scrap Rwanda scheme

The shadow home secretary, Yvette Cooper, has pledged to end the controversial Rwanda policy, where the government is trying to send refugees and asylum seekers arriving in the UK to
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Afghan refugees turn to small boats while Ukrainians use “safe and legal routes” to reach UK

   Data released by the Home Office recently show that Afghans were among the top nationalities using small boats to reach the UK in Q2 2022, while Ukrainians—one of the
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Urgent action demanded to help Afghans reach the UK safely

Safe Passage and Together With Refugees have coordinated a letter from over 150 organisations published in the Times, demanding the UK Government urgently helps Afghans to reach safety in the
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Ministers knew about dangers of Rwanda scheme

The government has been forced to reveal the majority of the internal documents dealing with a controversial policy to send asylum seekers to Rwanda.   The foreign secretary, Liz Truss,
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Navy unhappy with government’s plan to control Channel crossings.

Defence chiefs are increasingly unhappy with their role in controlling small boats in the Channel, according to the Observer.   Ministry of Defence data shows that crossings have almost doubled
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Liz Truss plans to expand Rwanda scheme

Liz Truss, the Tory leadership contender and current foreign secretary, has pledged to expand the controversial Rwanda policy.   She told ITV that she would like to widen the scheme
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UK’s asylum policies condemned by MPs

Sending asylum seekers to Rwanda is not halting channel crossings, expected to double this year, according to the home affairs select committee.   Their report estimates that, by the end
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