Migrant and refugee children have been left homeless – with one family of five, including a pre-school child, forced to sleep in a borrowed car in Glasgow – due to disputes between the Home Office and local authorities about who is responsible for their welfare.
Ferret Fact Service looks at some of the questions around refugees, migration and channel crossing.
Hundreds of asylum seekers from Afghanistan have been prevented from applying for refugee protection in the UK this year, as new rules allow the Home Office to first investigate if their claims are “admissible”.
The chair of Scotland’s poverty and inequality commission has called for the Home Office to be held to account for leaving aslylum seekers without food or money.
Activists fear the controversial practice, understood to have been discontinued after sustained campaigning, is indicative of new tougher immigration policies proposed by the Home Office.
Concerns have been raised about a Glasgow-based unit for asylum seeking mothers and their babies.
Asylum seekers explain what it's really like to attempt to cross the Channel from France in an overcrowded rubber boat.
Sixteen people seeking asylum in the UK died in six months, leading to a call for the “institutionally racist” Home Office to be scrapped to save lives.
Refugee organisers of a Glasgow protest in support of asylum-seekers have accused Police Scotland of failing to adequately protect them against far-right groups on the rampage.