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Sajid Javid has been forced to apologise to MPs after it emerged that the Home Office has been illegally requiring immigrants to provide DNA samples as part of their visa applications.The Home Secretary revealed the children of Gurkhas, who were offered the right to settle in the UK under previous…
The Health Secretary has written to EU staff working in Scotland’s NHS to express the country’s gratitude and wish for them to stay on post-Brexit. Jeane Freeman MSP (pictured) sent a letter with less than six months to go until the UK withdraws from the EU. The Scottish Government has…
Theresa May has defended her "hostile environment" immigration policies which led to people from the so-called Windrush generation to lose their jobs, welfare benefits and right to remain in the UK. Mrs May (pictured) apologised for the fact that many long-standing UK residents of Caribbean origin had been caught by…
There are around 110,000 unfilled posts in the adult social care workforce in England, according to a new report. The majority of vacancies, 76,000, are for hands-on care workers, according to a report by the charity Skills for Care - which focuses on workforce development in adult social care in…
British citizens would get an "NHS health card" allowing them free medical treatment under a Ukip plan that would block foreign nationals from free care. Non-Britons would require private medical insurance unless a post-Brexit UK had done a reciprocal deal with their government, the right-wing party pledged in a new…
The Government is facing a High Court challenge over its definition of "torture" in relation to immigration detainees. Medical Justice, a charity which helps people in detention, claims current policy is "narrow and exclusionary" and could harm vulnerable people who have suffered torture. The charity was given the go-ahead for…
Full disclosure has been called for over the conduct of officials during the Windrush scandal, amid warnings against the civil service "closing ranks to protect its own". Tory peer Baroness Finn of Swansea, a former special adviser in David Cameron's government, said the report by Sir Alex Allan of advice…
Britain's treatment of immigrants means it is no better than human rights abusers, a former minister has warned. Labour's David Lammy said the country's moral authority is "in the gutter" as he criticised the Home Office for detaining and imprisoning thousands of people every year, adding survivors of torture and…
Survivors who were abused as children after being sent abroad under state-backed programmes are suing the Government for compensation. Thousands of Britons, many in care or from poor families, were sent abroad to countries including Australia and New Zealand in the post-Second World War years partly to save on care…
A watchdog has called on the Home Office to examine why planned removals of detained immigrant families "routinely" fail. Chief Inspector of Prisons Peter Clarke recommended the step as he revealed that nearly four in five groups of adults and children placed in one facility were ultimately released, rather than…
Dozens of school friends joined two teenager brothers to hand in an 85,000-signature petition to the Home Office to prevent their deportation to Pakistan. Somer Umeed Bakhsh, 15, and his brother Areeb, 13, have lived in Glasgow with their parents Maqsood and Parveen since their family fled Pakistan in 2012…
A Windrush migrant who died while trying to prove his British citizenship was described as a "shadow of himself" by his lawyer. Dexter Bristol collapsed in the street and died of heart failure while caught up in the immigration scandal. His immigration lawyer, Jacqueline McKenzie (pictured), said his battle to…
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