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Asylum claim rejections show the UK government has little understanding of what people are fleeing – and it’s costing lives5 min read
Many asylum applications are rejected on grounds that dismiss the dire situations in applicants’ countries of origin.
The new deal with France provides clear and compelling evidence that the way the UK chose to leave the EU actually meant a reduction in the ability to control irregular migration.
Recent scenes at Victoria Station and Manston immigration centre are one way the government drives anti-migration sentiment. 12 years of Tory governance has pushed narratives that dehumanise vulnerable people, and turned the border into a spectacle.
Most people who cross the English Channel leave their homes in search of a better life, freedom, respect, or a decent, assured income. But countries comply differently with their international obligations towards refugees.
Suella Braverman’s contentious declaration that southern England is facing an “invasion” of illegal immigrants, one of the oldest othering tropes in the book, was rightly met with a barrage of criticism this week. Rashmee Roshan Lall explains why.
I had a dream last night where I was briefing a Prime Minister about practical, humane, ways to reduce channel crossings. You could tell it was a dream because they actually listened.