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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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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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Flaws in UK child visas leave around 1,000 unaccompanied Ukrainian children in limbo

17 year-old Anastasiia is a talented violinist living on the frontline in south-east Ukraine; she has been waiting for three months to join her host family in Hertfordshire. Her home
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All Tory candidates back Rwanda flights

All the candidates for the Conservative Party leadership , past and present, have now backed the Rwanda scheme. Rishi Sunak is the latest to express support. According to a spokesperson,
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First Rwanda flight cancelled

The Government’s plan to send the first group of asylum seekers to Rwanda has been abandoned after the European Court of Human Rights intervened.   https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/jun/14/european-court-humam-right-makes-11th-hour-intervention-in-rwanda-asylum-seeker-plan   A ruling in
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Growing criticism of Government’s Rwanda scheme

Criticism of the Government’s Rwanda refugee deportation policy is mounting as all 25 bishops and archbishops sitting in the House Of Lords condemned it as an “immoral policy” that “shames
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