Asylum seeker denied cancer treatment by Home Office dies – The Guardian

Posted September 20th, 2019 in asylum, cancer, immigration, medical treatment, news by sally

‘An Ethiopian woman who was denied potentially life-saving cancer treatment for six weeks amid confusion about whether she should be charged by the NHS has died aged 39.’

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The Guardian, 19th September 2019

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Home Office ‘doomed to repeat the mistakes of Windrush’ – The Guardian

Posted September 19th, 2019 in asylum, burden of proof, government departments, immigration, news, statistics, torture by tracey

‘The mistakes made by the Home Office over the Windrush scandal are doomed to be repeated unless the department completely overhauls its systems, according to a report about its approach to processing immigration applications.’

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The Guardian, 18th September 2019

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CA quashes paralegal’s “unfair” contempt sentence – Legal Futures

‘It was “manifestly unfair” for a circuit judge to issue a paralegal with a suspended six-month prison sentence for inadvertently breaching the Family Procedure Rules, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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Legal Futures, 17th September 2019

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Migrant women who have miscarriages ‘wrongly charged £7,000 for antenatal care’ – The Independent

Posted September 16th, 2019 in asylum, birth, hospitals, immigration, news, pregnancy by tracey

‘Migrant women who have miscarriages are being wrongly charged £7,000 for antenatal care despite never going into labour, doctors and campaigners have warned. Rules specify overseas women who are expecting a baby must be charged for NHS care – with charges starting at around £7,000 but potentially doubling if there are complications with the pregnancy.’

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The Independent, 15th September 2019

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Asylum-Seeking Children Might Not Be Able To Reunite With Their Families After Brexit, Campaigners Warn – Rights Info

‘The Home Office is looking to end the current system which reunites asylum-seeking children with their families if a no-deal Brexit goes through.’

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Rights Info, 2nd September 2019

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Investigation prompts rapid upgrades to asylum seekers’ homes – The Guardian

‘Hundreds of asylum seekers crammed into a network of “guest houses” provided by a Home Office contractor that are overrun by cockroaches, rats and mice have seen a raft of improvements in the past few days after the Guardian exposed their dire living conditions.’

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The Guardian, 27th August 2019

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Judge rejected asylum seeker who did not have gay ‘demeanour’ – The Guardian

Posted August 22nd, 2019 in asylum, homosexuality, immigration, judges, news by sally

‘A UK immigration judge rejected the asylum claim of a man from a country where homosexuality is illegal in part because he did not have a gay “demeanour”, a lawyer has revealed.’

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The Guardian, 21st August 2019

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‘Authorities say my 15-year-old client is 27 and want to deport him’: my job as a legal aid lawyer – The Guardian

Posted August 20th, 2019 in asylum, children, deportation, legal aid, legal profession, news by sally

‘I go home each night worrying about my clients. I wonder who would know if something bad ever happened to them.’

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The Guardian, 19th August 2019

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Home Office to rewrite controversial advice on trafficked Nigerian women – The Guardian

Posted July 3rd, 2019 in asylum, news, prostitution, trafficking in human beings, women by sally

‘The Home Office is to rewrite guidance on handling asylum claims for women trafficked into the UK from Nigeria after it emerged the advice claimed victims could return to the African country “wealthy from prostitution” and “held in high regard”.’

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The Guardian, 2nd July 2019

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‘Discredited’ test used on two in five Syrian asylum seekers in UK – The Guardian

Posted June 18th, 2019 in asylum, examinations, government departments, immigration, news by tracey

‘Almost two in five Syrian asylum seekers were made to take a widely criticised language test to prove their nationality, the Guardian can reveal. Campaigners and experts have criticised the Home Office for the widespread use of language analysis on those claiming to have fled Syria, describing it as “pseudoscience” and a political tool to exclude migrants.’

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The Guardian, 17th June 2019

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Home Office abandons six-month target for asylum claim decisions – The Guardian

‘The Home Office is scrapping its target of processing most asylum claims within six months, the Guardian has learned. Human rights lawyers expressed alarm at the news, saying the number of vulnerable asylum seekers facing delays in having their claims processed could become even worse than its current level.’

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The Guardian, 7th May 2019

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This week’s round up – Williamson fired over Huawei and the courts return after Easter – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Despite the return of the courts on Monday, it was another relatively light week in terms of decisions in the fields of public law and human rights. However, the High Court decided a number of interesting clinical negligence cases, whilst the Court of Appeal gave judgement in the case of TM (Kenya), R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2019] EWCA Civ 784.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 7th May 2019

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Home Office chaos and incompetence lead to unlawful detentions, claim whistleblowers – The Guardian

‘Chaos, incompetence and bullying of Home Office employees is resulting in failed deportations and the unlawful detention of vulnerable and desperate people, whistleblowers allege.’

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The Guardian, 28th April 2019

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Syrian refugee ‘attack’: 16-year-old boy given police caution over incident at Huddersfield school – The Independent

‘A boy accused of attacking a Syrian refugee at their school in Huddersfield has been given a police caution.’

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The Independent, 29th March 2019

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Home Office refuses Christian convert asylum by quoting Bible passages that ‘prove Christianity is not peaceful’ – The Independent

Posted March 21st, 2019 in asylum, Christianity, government departments, immigration, news, statistics by tracey

‘The Home Office has refused asylum to a Christian convert by quoting Bible passages which it says prove Christianity is not a peaceful religion. The Iranian national, who claimed asylum in 2016, was told passages in the Bible were “inconsistent” with his claim to have converted to Christianity after discovering it was a “peaceful” faith.’

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The Independent, 21st March 2019

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UK court ruling raises hopes of asylum for torture survivors – The Guardian

Posted March 7th, 2019 in appeals, asylum, expert witnesses, immigration, news, torture by tracey

‘Tens of thousands of torture survivors could find it easier to secure sanctuary in the UK after a ruling by the supreme court.’

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The Guardian, 6th March 2019

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Sajid Javid can deport mother of FGM risk girl, judge decides – BBC News

‘The Home Secretary cannot be barred from deporting a failed asylum seeker whose daughter would be at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM) if taken abroad, a senior judge decided.’

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BBC News, 5th March 2019

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Immigration chief hits out as “abuse” by lawyers – Legal Futures

Posted January 21st, 2019 in appeals, asylum, immigration, judicial review, news by tracey

‘The appeal system for failed asylum-seekers has been “heavily abused by some lawyers”, the former Home Office director-general of immigration enforcement has claimed.’

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Legal Futures, 21st January 2019

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Asylum applications: Home Office urged to use lie detectors – BBC News

Posted January 11th, 2019 in asylum, immigration, lie detectors, news by sally

‘People seeking asylum in the UK should take a lie detector test as part of their application, the former chief of UK immigration enforcement says.’

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BBC News, 11th January 2019

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Asylum seeker to sue UK for funding Libyan detention centres – The Guardian

Posted December 21st, 2018 in asylum, detention, immigration, Libya, news, standards by tracey

‘A teenage asylum seeker from Ethiopia is planning to sue the government for its role in funding detention centres in Libya, where he says he experienced physical abuse, extortion and forced labour.’

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The Guardian, 20th January 2018

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