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Legal aid for unaccompanied child migrants has been reinstated following a five-year legal battle between the Government and the Children's Society. Justice Minister Lucy Frazer confirmed that the scope of legal aid will be extended to cover immigration matters for unaccompanied and separated children following a judicial review. Campaigners hailed…
A father and his three-year-old daughter who were separated for months while he was detained under immigration powers are to receive £50,000 damages from the Home Office. Approving the settlement of the judicial review claim at London's High Court on Wednesday, Judge Blair said that the eventual reunion of the…
A member of the Windrush Generation forced to pay for cancer treatment is bringing a High Court challenge against a key part of the Government's "hostile environment" immigration policy. The man, identified only as MP, is in his late 50s and suffers from a form of incurable blood cancer which…
A committee of MPs has demanded "root and branch reform" of the Home Office's culture, policies and approach to immigration following the Windrush scandal. A report by the House of Commons Home Affairs Select Committee (HASC) questioned whether the "hostile environment" approach promoted by Theresa May as home secretary should…
A 10-year-old orphan facing deportation just months after the death of his mother has been granted leave to remain in the UK. Giorgi Kakava has been told he will be able to stay in Glasgow with his grandmother Ketino Baikhadze for the next two-and-a-half years when they will be able…
Immigration officials used powers of detention "unlawfully and inappropriately" to hold members of the so-called Windrush generation even though they were entitled to be in the UK, a parliamentary inquiry has found. In a damning report, MPs and peers on the Joint Committee on Human Rights said the Home Office's…
The Government is being urged to extend a scheme aimed at helping vulnerable refugees to settle in the UK. Citizens UK said the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme (VPRS) had helped more than 10,000 refugees, including people needing urgent medical treatment, survivors of violence, and women and children. Research by the…
The Windrush generation's contribution to the NHS since its conception will be among their efforts celebrated during the 70th anniversary of the beginning of a wave of Caribbean migration to the UK. Friday marks seven decades since the generation began with around 500 Caribbeans disembarking the Empire Windrush ship in…
Senior MPs have raised concerns that potentially hundreds of thousands of EU citizens could "fall through the cracks" of the Government's new immigration scheme. Home Office ministers were warned that up to 200,000 EU nationals could be "left without status" if just 5% failed to register before the June 2021…
The Government has lost a legal battle arising out of a data breach when personal details of almost 1,600 immigrants were published online. Leading judges in London were asked to rule on the extent of Home Office liability over the "misuse of private and confidential data" which resulted from the…
The devolved administrations in Scotland and Wales have united to raise serious concerns about the status of European citizens after Brexit. In a letter to Home Secretary Sajid Javid, ministers called for an urgent meeting to discuss the impact of EU Exit Settlement Scheme for EEA (European Economic Area) citizens.…
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has called on the Home Office to "urgently review" the case of a 10-year-old orphan who is facing deportation. Ms Sturgeon has called on the Home Office to show "compassion" and "common sense" towards Giorgi Kakava who has lived in Scotland for most of his…
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