London protesters block transfer of asylum seekers to Bibby Stockholm | Immigration and asylum

London protesters block transfer of asylum seekers to Bibby Stockholm | Immigration and asylum

Hundreds of protesters have blocked an attempt to collect asylum seekers from a London hotel and take them to the Bibby Stockholm barge. Arrests were made as police waded into the crowd... Read more »
Elite cyclist to lead London race while living in asylum hotel | Immigration and asylum

Elite cyclist to lead London race while living in asylum hotel | Immigration and asylum

One of Ethiopia’s elite female cyclists will be pedalling at the front of one of London’s biggest bike races next month while living in an asylum seeker hotel on less than £10... Read more »
Clapham: Chemical attack suspect Abdul Shokoor Ezedi was granted asylum after being convicted of sexual assault | UK News

Clapham: Chemical attack suspect Abdul Shokoor Ezedi was granted asylum after being convicted of sexual assault | UK News

The suspect in the Clapham chemical attack was granted asylum after being convicted of a sexual assault, Sky News understands. Police are hunting Abdul Shokoor Ezedi after a mother and two children... Read more »
Watchdog shuts three solicitors firms accused in asylum sting | Immigration and asylum

Watchdog shuts three solicitors firms accused in asylum sting | Immigration and asylum

Three law firms in England accused of wrongdoing in dealing with asylum applications have been shut down by the solicitors’ watchdog. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has also suspended the practising certificates... Read more »
Labour complains about asylum seeker HMOs being unlic…

Labour complains about asylum seeker HMOs being unlic…

The Labour-run London Assembly says it is concerned about government plans to allow landlords to house asylum seekers for two years without an HMO licence. It claims this will result in asylum seekers... Read more »
Sadiq Khan demands Home Office rule out asylum seeker barge in east London

Sadiq Khan demands Home Office rule out asylum seeker barge in east London

The Mayor on Thursday wrote to Suella Braverman outlining his “strong opposition” to “unsafe and unworkable” proposals to moor refugee accommodation just a stone’s throw both from City Airport and his own... Read more »
No 10 defends Sunak asylum backlog plan after Jenrick says it could increase arrivals – UK politics live | Politics

No 10 defends Sunak asylum backlog plan after Jenrick says it could increase arrivals – UK politics live | Politics

No 10 defends Sunak’s plan to cut asylum applications backlog after Jenrick said this could increase ‘pull factor’ Downing Street has defended the plan to cut the backlog for processing asylum applications,... Read more »
Rishi Sunak’s asylum plans condemned as ‘deeply disturbing’ and against international law – UK politics live | Politics

Rishi Sunak’s asylum plans condemned as ‘deeply disturbing’ and against international law – UK politics live | Politics

Sunak’s asylum plans condemned by campaigners as ‘deeply disturbing’ and against international law Organisations that campaign on behalf of refugees have strongly condemned the plans announced by Rishi Sunak today. Enver Solomon,... Read more »
Asylum seekers in their 20s were ‘fast-tracked for Covid vaccines ahead of the elderly’

Asylum seekers in their 20s were ‘fast-tracked for Covid vaccines ahead of the elderly’

Asylum seekers in their 20s and 30s were fast-tracked for Covid vaccines ahead of elderly Britons, Matt Hancock has claimed. In a diary entry from mid-February last year, the former health secretary... Read more »
‘I hope things get better’: asylum seekers left fearful and depressed by multiple hotel moves | Refugees

‘I hope things get better’: asylum seekers left fearful and depressed by multiple hotel moves | Refugees

Precariously perched on a sea of suitcases, Lidl carrier bags and bulging bin liners is an orange hardback bible, an image of calm amid a chaotic scene of buggies, baby baths and... Read more »