Asylum seekers

50,000 asylum seekers trapped in ‘never-ending limbo’ by Home Office, think tank says
Immigration

50,000 asylum seekers trapped in ‘never-ending limbo’ by Home Office, think tank says

Despite Rishi Sunak’s boast to have claimed one backlog, experts warn another backlog could leave tens of thousands of asylum seekers in peril, with no easy solutions

‘An amazing U-turn’: Home Office drops bid to allow asylum seekers to live in unsafe housing
Immigration

‘An amazing U-turn’: Home Office drops bid to allow asylum seekers to live in unsafe housing

A judicial review saw the government back down on plans to make asylum seeker accommodation exempt from HMO safety laws

Missed dental appointments and hours-long freezing walks: Why asylum seekers need free bus travel
Transport

Missed dental appointments and hours-long freezing walks: Why asylum seekers need free bus travel

Campaigners are pushing Sadiq Khan to introduce free bus travel for asylum seekers

5 reasons why Sunak’s ‘British homes for British workers’ social housing plan is doomed to fail
Social housing

5 reasons why Sunak’s ‘British homes for British workers’ social housing plan is doomed to fail

Outrage as Home Office tells 400 asylum seekers to leave hotel at week’s notice
Refugee Homelessness Crisis

Outrage as Home Office tells 400 asylum seekers to leave hotel at week’s notice

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The Big Issue Changemakers of 2024: Migrants, refugees and asylum seekers
Changemakers 2024

The Big Issue Changemakers of 2024: Migrants, refugees and asylum seekers

This is what ‘clearing’ UK asylum backlog looks like: Homeless refugees in the cold needing help
Immigration

This is what ‘clearing’ UK asylum backlog looks like: Homeless refugees in the cold needing help

‘Irreversible harm’ done as Home Office resumes forcing refugees onto streets after Christmas pause
Immigration

‘Irreversible harm’ done as Home Office resumes forcing refugees onto streets after Christmas pause

Thousands of refugees left destitute as Rishi Sunak boasts of clearing asylum backlog
Immigration

Thousands of refugees left destitute as Rishi Sunak boasts of clearing asylum backlog

UK’s doomed Rwanda plan is costing taxpayers £290m. Here’s how that money could be better spent
A Modest Proposal

UK’s doomed Rwanda plan is costing taxpayers £290m. Here’s how that money could be better spent

Asylum seekers ‘setting themselves on fire’ due to conditions at Wethersfield immigration centre
Immigration

Asylum seekers ‘setting themselves on fire’ due to conditions at Wethersfield immigration centre

Human rights and rule of law under threat in UK after Rwanda bill vote, charities warn
Immigration

Human rights and rule of law under threat in UK after Rwanda bill vote, charities warn

Bibby Stockholm: Death of asylum seeker on barge is devastating but ‘not surprising’, charity says
Bibby Stockholm

Bibby Stockholm: Death of asylum seeker on barge is devastating but ‘not surprising’, charity says

Shadow minister slams ‘chaotic and incompetent’ Home Office over refugee homelessness crisis
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Shadow minister slams ‘chaotic and incompetent’ Home Office over refugee homelessness crisis

Human trafficking survivor was granted asylum. Then she was evicted straight into homelessness
Ravishaan Rahel Muthiah

Human trafficking survivor was granted asylum. Then she was evicted straight into homelessness

Migrants may be forced into destitution as UK hikes visa renewal fees amid cost of living
Immigration

Migrants may be forced into destitution as UK hikes visa renewal fees amid cost of living

‘We’re living in a nightmare’: Iraqi refugee family evicted into homelessness has lost ‘all sense of safety’ in UK
Special report

‘We’re living in a nightmare’: Iraqi refugee family evicted into homelessness has lost ‘all sense of safety’ in UK

Flooded Portaloos and outbreaks of scabies: Activists want ‘appalling’ Manston asylum centre closed
Asylum seekers

Flooded Portaloos and outbreaks of scabies: Activists want ‘appalling’ Manston asylum centre closed

Asylum seekers returning to Bibby Stockholm barge is ‘health catastrophe waiting to happen’
Bibby Stockholm

Asylum seekers returning to Bibby Stockholm barge is ‘health catastrophe waiting to happen’

Are you gay enough for Suella Braverman? How Home Office expects LGBTQ+ migrants to ‘prove’ themselves
LGBTQ+ Rights

Are you gay enough for Suella Braverman? How Home Office expects LGBTQ+ migrants to ‘prove’ themselves

Bibby Stockholm ruling: Home Office blasted as ‘inhumane’ as asylum seekers told to return to barge
Bibby Stockholm

Bibby Stockholm ruling: Home Office blasted as ‘inhumane’ as asylum seekers told to return to barge

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Suella Braverman sinks to new low saying asylum seekers pretend to be gay for ‘special treatment’
Asylum seekers

Suella Braverman sinks to new low saying asylum seekers pretend to be gay for ‘special treatment’

Families sharing single rooms plagued with damp and mould: Reality of life in the asylum system
Asylum seekers

Families sharing single rooms plagued with damp and mould: Reality of life in the asylum system

Home Office plan to reduce asylum seeker hotel bill ‘pushing refugees to homelessness’
Homeless refugees

Home Office plan to reduce asylum seeker hotel bill ‘pushing refugees to homelessness’

The Old Oak: Director Ken Loach and writer Paul Laverty on changing the conversation and challenging cruelty
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The Old Oak: Director Ken Loach and writer Paul Laverty on changing the conversation and challenging cruelty