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Immigration


No Fortress Europe

10 May 2011
Immigration is the latest issue to expose the instability of the European Union (EU). Together with countries’ debt problems, it reveals how the world economic crisis is putting strain on the union.

Will the Home Office let six refugees die?

03 May 2011
Six Kurdish Iranian refugees are on hunger strike in London in protest against British government plans to deport them to Iran.

Where have NHS workers gone?

15 February 2011
A number of migrant worker support groups have called a demonstration against the arrest and deportation of a group of workers at St Thomas hospital.

Success for Mirfat Badallah

15 February 2011
Mirfat Badallah, who was threatened with immediate deportation to Yemen, has scored a major success.

Let Mirfat stay here

18 January 2011
Mirfat Badallah is calling for solidarity to stop the Home Office deporting her to Yemen. She has lived in Birmingham for 11 years and has a British husband and British born children.

Stop forced relocation of asylum seekers

23 November 2010
Some 400 protesters gathered outside the UK Border Agency (UKBA) offices in Glasgow last Saturday to protest at plans to force asylum seekers to relocate away from their communities.

Asylum protest in Glasgow

16 November 2010

Jimmy Mubenga march

16 November 2010
More than 150 people marched through central London on Friday of last week demanding justice for Jimmy Mubenga. Jimmy died last month as three G4S private security guards were forcibly deporting him to Angola at Heathrow airport.

March demands justice for man who died during deportation

12 November 2010
More than 150 people marched through central London today demanding justice for Jimmy Mubenga. Jimmy died a month ago today as three G4S private security guards were forcibly deporting him to Angola on a British Airways plane at Heathrow airport. Jimmy appears to have died of asphyxiation. 

Man dies during forced deportation

19 October 2010
Jimmy Mubenga died after he was manhandled onto a British Airways flight to Angola during an attempted forced deportation.

Deportations to Zimbabwe resumed

19 October 2010
The government is planning to resume forced deportations of "failed asylum seekers" to Zimbabwe.

Birmingham's Tory council leads new attack on asylum seekers

12 October 2010
At the same time as attacking the workforce, Birmingham’s Tory housing chief is throwing the city’s asylum seekers out of their homes—to make room for "our people".

Charles Atangana’s anti-deportation case adjourned

12 October 2010
Cameroonian journalist Charles Atangana’s case against deportation was adjourned for three months on Thursday of last week.

Campaign against deportation of Flora Oyinloye

28 September 2010
Campaigners are pleased that a threatened deportation in Swinton, Salford, did not go ahead.

Detention centres turned into high security prisons

21 September 2010
Socialist Worker spoke to Jerome Phelps, director of the London Detainee Support Group

Detained without charge in Britain: ‘Will I be here another four years? Or ten?’

21 September 2010
Hundreds of people are detained without charge in Britain. Some have been held for more than four years. Those incarcerated are not "terror suspects". Most are foreign nationals who committed a crime in Britain—but cannot be deported because they’ve come from a war zone. Ken Olende spoke to Mohammed and Walumba, who are being held in London’s Colnbrook detention centre

Don't deport Vahidi family to Iran

18 August 2010
The Home Office plans to deport a 17 year old Manchester College student and his family to Iran on Friday.

Victory as journalist is released from detention

17 August 2010
African journalist Charles Atangana has been released from detention in Britain in a major victory for refugee rights campaigners.

Journalist freed as he wins reprieve on deportation to Cameroon

12 August 2010
Charles Atangana has won a six week review of his deportation at a bail hearing in London today. The journalist from Cameroon in West Africa has already been freed from detention in Dover.

Exclusive: Tories secret plans to deport children

03 August 2010
The Tories have a secret plan to make it easier to deport children.

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