Asylum watch


It’s time to shut down Yarl’s Wood detention centre

16 May 2017 Hundreds of people surrounded the fences this weekend. Hera Lorandos spoke to women who have suffered inside.

Why we need a world without borders

31 August 2016 The right to live where you want should be as fundamental as the right to vote, says Alex Scrivener

Over the fence

1 June 2014 Kim Bryan reports on the struggles of sub-Saharan Africans attempting to migrate to Spain

Israel’s ‘infiltrators’ rise up

1 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

10 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

27 August 2011 James Simpson and Melanie Cooke look at cuts to English language provision for migrants

State-sponsored cruelty

14 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

15 May 2011 Tim Hunt explores a project that fosters local support and practical help for asylum seekers

Refusing to be silenced

25 July 2010 Lauren Wroe and Hannah Berry investigate the impact of the asylum system on women

Enforced destitution

1 December 2009 Frances Webber investigates the Home Office's policy of imposing poverty on those seeking asylum in Britain

Border stories

1 October 2009 Frances Webber investigates the tabloid fantasies and desperate realities surrounding migrants in Calais

Asylum watch: Losing the plot

31 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

21 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?

23 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

11 December 2008 Andrea D'Cruz looks at the truth about the International Organisation for Migration

Dead safe

14 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 […]