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”.
Glasgow should restart the refugee dispersal scheme to stop the Home Office from introducing asylum reception centres in barracks and disused oil rigs, claim campaigners.
UK's increasingly privatised immigration and border industry prompts critics to voice concerns that “corporate actors” are profiting at the expense of human rights.
A series of urgent emails from the heart of the Scottish Government on the day of a Home Office immigration raid in Glasgow’s Pollokshields have laid bare growing tensions between the two administrations.
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.
Scotland’s Children and Young People’s Commissioner has written to the Home Office's accommodation provider, calling for an “urgent review" of a Glasgow mother and baby unit for asylum seekers.
Leading Scottish politicians are raising urgent questions with the Home Office following an immigration enforcement raid carried out during Eid.
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.
Almost 400 asylum seekers are still being housed in budget Glasgow hotels rooms by Home Office contractor Mears and living on just over £1 per day.