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.
A 30-year-old Syrian man died after moving to a hotel used by the Home Office to house asylum seekers amid the coronavirus pandemic.
A charity in Glasgow that counsels torture survivors is among 60 organisations urging the UK government to increase the asylum support allowance during the Covid-19 pandemic.