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.
Human rights organisations claim young trafficking survivors in Scotland – including Vietnamese children found in cannabis factories – are being criminalised instead of protected.
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.
Figures show hundreds detained in Police Scotland cells for immigration purposes, prompting calls for greater transparency over Home Office enforcement.
There must be an inquiry into decisions taken to move asylum seekers from flats to hotels without carrying out vulnerability checks, say refugee campaigners.
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.
Arms firms in Scotland given taxpayers' money are profiting from border security contracts in Europe designed to keep out asylum seekers.