People held at the Manston immigration short-term holding facility.
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UK law says that detention should only be used when deportation is imminent.
Research has long shown that criminalising otherwise law-abiding citizens for their drug use is no deterrent. It only damages their life chances, in a discriminatory fashion.
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The Nationality and Borders Act could damage the UK’s ability to identify and support vulnerable people.
A protester outside an immigration detention facility in Melbourne, Austraila.
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The Home Office wants the navy to take charge of migrant crossings, but there’s not much value they can add.
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The new nationality and borders bill would give the government huge powers over British citizens.
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Pastors have a limited role in asylum processes of Christian converts.
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In the past year, black people were seven times more likely to be stopped and searched than white people.
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The latest border protection move from the UK government could breach international law.
Home Secretary Priti Patel.
Proposals to toughen the Official Secrets Act are the latest in a long history of efforts designed to prevent government embarrassment.
Priti Patel says she didn’t intend to harm staff.
Just because someone doesn’t have a calculated agenda of bullying another person, they can still, perhaps subconsciously, intend to harm them in isolated and emotional moments.
UK government-funded advertising in Vietnam, warning ‘Everybody can be a victim of trafficking. If you suspect it, report it’.
It will take more than poster campaigns and Miss Universe Vietnam to prevent poor Vietnamese from seeking opportunities in the UK and elsewhere.
Manchester United’s Old Trafford Stadium with an anti racism banner on match day, April 13 2019.
Online abuse and institutional racism are ruining the beautiful game.
Why do caseworkers and immigration judges not believe that asylum seekers are gay?
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The British government’s immigration plans may be long-awaited, but they have not come at a good time.
Despite the publication of promising new statistics on referrals to the Prevent counter-terrorism programme, the strategy remains a blunt instrument.
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Civil society groups continue to fight against the creeping demands of the UK’s immigration system.
A raid on a suspected organised criminal network in south London.
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The Home Office’s new strategy to tackle organised crime is more reactive than proactive.
A protest outside Yarl’s Wood immigration detention centre in 2015.
New data shows 73 pregnant women were detained for immigration reasons between July 2016 and November 2017.
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The British home secretary has decided not to seek assurances from the US that it wouldn’t use the death penalty for an IS duo arrested in Syria. This must be opposed.