Ferret Fact Service looks at how people apply for asylum in the UK and some of the myths which surround the process.
There must be an inquiry into decisions taken to move asylum seekers from flats to hotels without carrying out vulnerability checks, say refugee campaigners.
Hundreds of asylum seekers have been moved out of their flats and into Glasgow hotels where they are unable to isolate amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
The UK's so-called 'hostile environment' immigration policy in the UK has led to torture victims being left destitute, a charity claims.
Torture victims and vulnerable women were among hundreds of asylum seekers forced to make 400-mile round trips from Scotland to England to make fresh claims for sanctuary in the UK.
The multinational firm, Serco, has been accused of making asylum seekers feel unsafe by regularly walking into their homes using spare keys without giving adequate prior warning.
Serco has won a legal case over the eviction, but a human rights firm says the legal position is 'far from settled'. Meanwhile, hundreds are living with the threat of eviction.
A new report by an influential Westminster committee accuses the UK government of "serious failings" in the detention of immigrants.
The Law Society provided a submission to Westminster's Joint Committee on Human Rights, which recommends that immigration detention powers should be stripped from the Home Office.