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.
Destitute asylum seekers in Scotland are not getting proper healthcare because the UK government denies them recourse to public funds, according to a new report.
Serco has lost a multi-million pound contract to house asylum seekers in Scotland to Mears Group, a UK-wide housing and social care provider.
Senior managers at Glasgow City Council knew for months about controversial plans to evict hundreds of asylum seekers from their homes, calling into question claims by councillors the council had been "blindsided".