The news this week

News

Some of the news, announcements, and commentary from the past 7 days.

Campaigners win right to challenge ruling on Government plans for child refugees

The Help Refugees charity took legal action over the Home Office‘s calculation that only 480 unaccompanied children should be accepted. Read more. (and support their crowdfunder here)

Immigration Detention – Barrister wins unlawful detention claim acting pro bono

An immigration detainee has won a judicial review at which they were found to have been detained unlawfully for 8 months. The success came despite an initial ruling by the High Court that the claim was ‘totally without merit’. Read more.

Cost of payouts to unlawfully detained migrants revealed

The Home Office has paid out more than £21 million to migrants they have unlawfully detained, new figures reveal. Read more.

Bring back Reza!

Reza Maghsoudi, an asylum seeker from Afghanistan, who has lived most of his like in the UK, was deported this week. His supporters are campaigning to bring him back and have his case heard. Read more.

Inspired by Anne Frank, Rabbis in Israel Plan to Hide African Asylum Seekers Facing Deportation

Rabbi Susan Silverman, sister of U.S. comedian Sarah, is behind initiative to support some 40,000 Sudanese and Eritrean migrants who are facing forced deportation from Israel. Read more.

UK Home Office tells stateless man: go home

A man who has been stateless for 31 years has been denied protection in the UK after the Home Office refused to accept he was originally from Palestine, despite advising him to return there on two occasions. Read more.

SNP MP Tommy Sheppard demands transparency on deportation of homeless EU citizens

SNP MP Tommy Sheppard has written to Home Secretary Amber Rudd asking for confirmation that the Home Office has stopped deporting homeless EU Citizens. He has also asked for figures on how many people were returned to their home nation as a result of the controversial policy. Read more.

What does the new UK-France Sandhurst Treaty say and is it Brexit proof?

Colin Yeo looks at the border treaty agreed between Theresa May and Emmanuel Macron last week. Read more.



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