Labour’s Diane Abbott and Shami Chakrabarti during a visit to Yarl’s Wood detention centre in February 2018.
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Labour's immigration plans are progressive, but could still get bogged down in red tape.
The new NHS charging regime will have a severe impact on the most vulnerable people in society.
Deported and drowned: an Italian memorial in London to those who died on the Arandora Star in 1940.
Martin Addison / Remembrance for the Drowned via Wikimedia Commons
During World War II, many Anglo-Italians who had come to the UK as economic migrants, were interned as 'enemy aliens' – and some deported.
The Empire Windrush, photographed a few years after its famous journey from Jamaica to Tilbury Docks.
Windrush passengers became frequent guests on the BBC after their arrival 70 years ago.
Notting Hill Carnival: set up in the wake of race riots.
What is the legacy of the Empire Windrush for black Britishness today?
The arrival of the Empire Windrush – back in Britain.
When the Empire Windrush arrived in Tilbury Docks 70 years ago, it was on a return journey – having taken West Indian war veterans back to the Caribbean.
Still from the movie
Un rêve français (“A French Dream”) by Christian Faure, which tells the story of a young Guadeloupean couple during a little-known, tragic time of French post-colonial history.
Eloa Prod 2018
Great Britain was not the only country behaving badly with its Caribbean population: France also experienced similar waves of post-war migration.
She lurches from crisis to crisis but the prime minister remains in post. How does she do it?
Britain’s new home secretary: Sajid Javid.
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Where to start dismantling the UK's hostile environment policy on immigration.
The son of Pakistani immigrants was told at school he'd never even make it to university.
A protest against the UK’s hostile immigration environment outside the Home Office on April 30.
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A culture of disbelief for asylum seekers is endemic in the British immigration system.
Theresa May lasted a long time, but this department chews up secretaries of state like no other.
Under pressure: Home secretary, Amber Rudd.
Home Office deportation targets reduce complex human stories to statistics.
In a bid to meet unrealistic migration targets, the government has been enforcing document checks at every turn.
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.
The UK's black Caribbean community is traditionally more inclined towards Labour. They're even less likely to switch now.
Anti-racism protestors sit in at the Starbucks where two black men were arrested.
At Starbucks, where the staff turnover is lower than most, anti-bias training might make a small difference. Maybe.
The Home Office threw away landing documents that are now vital to people trying to prove their right to stay in the UK.
A pilot requiring some voters to show ID in May's local elections could be the next blow for the Windrush generation.
People from the Windrush generation have been told recently that they do not belong in Britain, but they are no strangers to feelings of unbelonging, which feature strongly in their stories of early life in Britain.