Australia has changed the way it decides whether children with Down syndrome, and other conditions, can migrate permanently to Australia. But the changes don’t go far enough.
How Australia treats migrants with health conditions and disabilities is discriminatory, obscure and unfair, as the UN will hear later this month.
Entering a tent at the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children in Florida.
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Children can be especially vulnerable to being wrongly subjected to immigration enforcement actions.
Julián Castro skewered the immigration provision during the first Democratic debate.
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The 1929 immigration measure has become a focal point due to Trump’s crackdown on undocumented people, including families.
Why the government's post-Brexit immigration proposals are particularly bad for women.
A steel wall along the U.S. border near Tecate, California, cuts across Mount Cuchame, a site sacred to the Kumeyaay people.
The U.S-Mexico border runs through Native American territories. A wall would further divide these communities, separating children from schools, farmers from water and families from each other.
A room inside Brook House immigration removal centre near Gatwick.
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Changes to immigration rules have left migrants without family and friends in the UK trapped in immigration detention – despite being granted bail.
Australia could be breaching its international legal obligations if it is not fairly assessing asylum seekers who apply for protection at customs.
Australia's immigration department doesn't keep a record of the number of people applying for asylum at airports. This means there is no oversight over the treatment of those seeking protection.
Central American migrants playing soccer at a temporary shelter in Tijuana.
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This help is often given in kind rather than in dollars and cents. Without it, these migrants might have nowhere to go and nothing to eat.
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Britain's system of internal immigration enforcement is not working.
The UK government presents itself as a pioneer in tackling modern slavery, but it doesn't allow victims to remain legally in the UK. Time is apt for the system to be overhauled.
A protest by EU citizens outsie parliament in 2017.
Details have been published of how EU citizens in the UK can apply for 'settled status' after Brexit. But it may have some teething problems.
The United Nations has called a new Trump administration policy of separating migrant families and detaining children ‘abuse.’
Trump hopes migrants won't come if they know their children will be taken away. That grim logic ignores the inescapable dangers that drive thousands of Central Americans to flee their homes each year.
Detainees sleep in a holding cell at a processing facility in Brownsville, Texas.
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Interviews with hundreds of unaccompanied minors in Los Angeles reveal that relationships with US sponsors can be complicated.
Children are often sad when separated from their parents for a short time, but the effects are pronounced if the separation is long.
Kids often experience anxiety when separated from parents for short periods. Longer separations, happening with some immigrant children, is a different matter, a leading child psychiatrist explains.
With heroism, comes citizenship.
Citizenship is increasingly becoming something that must be 'earned', but this undermines basic rights.
A protest against the treatment of members of the Windrush generation.
An immigration law expert on what it's like to navigate the UK's hostile environment.
Even if their partners or children are British, non-European men with precarious immigration status face potentially permanent separations from their families.
U.S. immigration law has a complicated history with keeping families together.
A scholar explains why the president's plan to overturn his predecessor's rule would be a big mistake and disproportionately harm women.
The view from Angel Island in San Francisco Bay, where Australian immigrants were detained. They renamed it “Devil’s Island”.
In 1921 the US imposed strict immigration quotas on Australians and detained the excess arrivals in terrible conditions. Contrast this with today's treatment of asylum seekers on Manus Island and Nauru.
A woman at Yarl’s Wood detention centre in 2015.
It is becoming harder and harder to access legal aid for immigration cases.