Asylum watch

Why we need a world without borders August 2016

The right to live where you want should be as fundamental as the right to vote, says Alex Scrivener

Over the fence June 2014

Kim Bryan reports on the struggles of sub-Saharan Africans attempting to migrate to Spain

Israel’s ‘infiltrators’ rise up April 2014

Kitty Webster reports on the wave of protests by African refugees and asylum seekers in Israel

Family attack: The truth about the right to family life June 2012

As Theresa May launches a high-profile attack on the right to family life, Kate Blagojevic looks at what the rights she wants to remove really mean

Mind your language August 2011

James Simpson and Melanie Cooke look at cuts to English language provision for migrants

State-sponsored cruelty July 2011

The coalition government promised to end child detention in asylum cases. Instead it has hired Barnardo’s to help run a new detention centre. Richard Goulding reports

Seeking sanctuary May 2011

Tim Hunt explores a project that fosters local support and practical help for asylum seekers

Refusing to be silenced July 2010

Lauren Wroe and Hannah Berry investigate the impact of the asylum system on women

Enforced destitution December 2009

Frances Webber investigates the Home Office's policy of imposing poverty on those seeking asylum in Britain

Border stories October 2009

Frances Webber investigates the tabloid fantasies and desperate realities surrounding migrants in Calais

Asylum watch: Losing the plot August 2009

The treatment of 12 students branded as terrorists despite no evidence being laid against them has aroused widespread anger. A campaign on their behalf is gaining momentum across the country, writes Frances Webber

Into the abyss May 2009

Labour says it is planning to 'simplify' immigration legislation. Frances Webber argues that its real agenda is to subvert human rights and give more power to the state

Asylum watch: Now what? March 2009

Labour says it is planning to 'simplify' immigration legislation. Frances Webber argues that its real agenda is to subvert human rights and give more power to the state

A fake friend December 2008

Andrea D'Cruz looks at the truth about the International Organisation for Migration

Dead safe November 2008

The government insists that Iraqi Kurdistan is safe and is deporting hundreds of Kurdish and other asylum seekers to Iraq. By Amanda Sebestyen Mohammad Hussain was one of the best-known and loved members of the Kurdish community in the north of England, ‘a big man with a big heart’. Originally from Erbil, he had been […]






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