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Legal, policy and parliamentary developments

New Immigration Bill published, 17 September 2015

Labour announce legal aid review


No child should be stateless, European Network on Statelessness, September 2015

'No passport equals no home': An independent evaluation of the 'Right to Rent' scheme, Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants, September 2015

Not just a temporary fix: Durable solutions for separated migrant children, The Children's Society, August 2015

Family Friendly? The impact on children of the Family Migration Rules: A review of the financial requirements, Middlesex University & the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (commissioned by the Children’s Commissioner for England), August 2015 


Kent Struggles with Refugee children who arrive alone - 'we've used up every foster carer we have'
The Observer, 27 September 2015
In Kent, we talk to young refugees about the problems they face in the UK after fleeing traumatic lives, and to the charities trying to support them.

No place to go: the undocumented children facing deportation from the UK
The Guardian, 25 September 2015
Marianne arrived in the UK aged nine, and thought she was here for life - but when she turned 18, everything changed. For 120,000 children like her, a new 'deport now, appeal later' rule - putting them in the same bracket as criminals - threatens their hopes of a better future.

Free School Meals Could be Cut By Government
Sky News, 20 September 2015

A scheme which gives all infants hot meals at lunchtime is at risk under George Osborne's spending review

Newcastle protest against asylum seeker dawn raids
BBC News, 20 September 2015

A protest against the "thieves in the night" removal of asylum seekers has been staged in Newcastle.

Pregnant migrants in the UK are struggling to access proper antenatal care
New Statesman, 18 September 2015

Increasing numbers of female migrants are not seeking antenatal care because they fear high costs or being thrown out of the UK.

Young refugees in the UK left demoralised and jobless
The Guardian, 15 September 2015

Migrant young people face frustration once they reach working age as prospective employers refuse to accept their right-to-work documents

The complex reality of fostering a refugee child in Britain
The Telegraph, 15 September 2015

Thousands of British families want to foster unaccompanied refugee children living in dire conditions, but authorities say it could take up to eight months to do soies say it could take up to eight months to do so.

Solidarity with refugees march: Tens of thousands take to the streets along with new Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn
The Independent, 12 September 2015

The Solidarity with Refugees march is thought to be the biggest national show of support for refugees in living memory

Refugee crisis: 20 children among 200 Syrians returned under Dublin regulations by the UK since start of war
The Independent, 9 September 2015
27 Syrians have had their asylum claims rejected this year alone

Immigration rule 'has split 15,000 children from a parent'
BBC News, 9 September 2015

At least 15,000 children are separated from a parent because of income rules affecting some migrants, says the Children's Commissioner for England

UK to accept 20,000 refugees from Syria by 2020
BBC News, 7 September 2015

The UK will accept up to 20,000 refugees from Syria over the next five years, David Cameron has told MPs.

Even when refugees do make it to British soil, they are treated appallingly
The Independent, 4 September 2015

Allowing more refugees to seek asylum here is not enough when they are made so unwelcome once they arrive.

How the UK government fails and disowns traumatised child refugees
Politics.co.uk, 3 September 2015

Behind the photo of the young child's body that shocked and revolted the world lies an equally horrifying story about the way authorities have been treating asylum seekers and in particular, children.

Family of Syrian boy washed up on beach were trying to reach Canada
The Guardian, 3 September 2015

Three-year-old Aylan Kurdi, his five-year-old brother Galip and their mother, Rehan, died in desperate attempt to flee to relatives 

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