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Report exposes racism at G4S

06 September 2011
Senior officers at private security firm G4S have been slammed for using racist language while deporting people from Britain.

Media’s lies on migration

30 August 2011
"Immigration soars 20 percent in a year" screamed the Daily Mail front page on Friday of last week. The claim was repeated across the British media.

Journalist wins right to remain in Britain

30 August 2011
A journalist and human rights activist from Sierra Leone has won his fight against deportation after a hunger strike.

Deportations: From Guantanamo to Glasgow

23 August 2011
The GEO Group—a company rocked by human rights, sexual abuse and racism scandals—is to be given £25 million to run the Dungavel immigrant removal centre in South Lanarkshire, Scotland.

James Fallah-Williams' hunger strike asylum protest

16 August 2011
Asylum seeker James Fallah-Williams reached the 14th day of a hunger strike on Monday in protest at his treatment by the UK Border Agency.

Is it 'foreign workers' who are taking all the jobs?

19 July 2011
"FOREIGN WORKERS GET 3 IN 4 NEW JOBS," screamed a Daily Mail front page last week.

Immigration Advice Service closes

12 July 2011
The Immigration Advisory Service (IAS) collapsed on Monday, leaving thousands of migrants without legal support.

Hunger strikers win review

17 May 2011
The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has agreed to review the case of three Kurdish Iranian asylum seekers who mounted a 37‑day hunger strike outside its headquarters in Croydon.

Call for inquiry into restraint

17 May 2011
A report into the death of Jimmy Mubenga by the charity Inquest calls for a parliamentary committee inquiry into the use of restraint in deportation.

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.

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.

Asylum protest in Glasgow

16 November 2010

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. 

Deportations to Zimbabwe resumed

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

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.

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