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Border crossings, asylum and migration—the truth behind the headlines

Border crossings, asylum and migration—the truth behind the headlines The Tories are stepping up their attacks on people who cross the Channel to seek safety of a better life. Some 8,461 migrants made the crossing in 2020—a figure that has already been reached this year.

Tory plan to deport Zimbabweans could be a ‘death sentence’

Tory plan to deport Zimbabweans could be a ‘death sentence’ The Tories are pressing ahead with more mass deportations.

Tories will make rescuing refugees a crime

Tories will make rescuing refugees a crime The Nationality and Borders Bill seeks to criminalise refugees over how they enter Britain. Refugees and activists spoke to Isabel Ringrose about the escalating attacks on refugee rights.

Close Napier barracks after court rules the site is damaging for refugees

Close Napier barracks after court rules the site is damaging for refugees  Six refugees won a legal challenge against the government on Thursday.

Refugees to be forced back to the Napier camp

Refugees to be forced back to the Napier camp The Home Office is sending asylum seekers back to the condemned camp, reports Isabel Ringrose

Victory as Penally camp closes, but keep up battle for refugee rights

Victory as Penally camp closes, but keep up battle for refugee rights This is living proof that protesting against the Tories’ attempt to scapegoat refugees works

Cold, hunger and racism—refugees trapped in Penally camp speak out over conditions

13 February 2021
Refugees trapped at a camp in west Wales are cold, hungry and live constant fear of catching coronavirus.

Asylum seeker in Kent army barracks speaks out—‘We are locked up in hell’

06 February 2021
The Tories have corralled hundreds of refugees into a disused army barracks in Kent. Darius told Isabel Ringrose about the appalling conditions inside the place that is ‘not suitable for a human being’

Priti Patel stokes racism against desperate migrants

07 December 2020
Tory home secretary Priti Patel is trying to stir up another “culture war” in the wake of a deportation flight to Jamaica. 

Refugees drown in Channel as a result of killer border regime

27 October 2020
Four people, including two children, have died after the small boat in which they had set out from France to try and reach Britain sank in the English Channel.

Letters—Don’t let them copy Australia’s offshore detention centres 

04 October 2020
Home Secretary Priti Patel’s proposal to dump asylum seekers on the remote volcanic outcrop of Ascension Island is mimicking Australia’s racist refugee policy.

Leaked measures show Tories want to stop refugees crossing to Britain by any means

03 October 2020
Anti-racists staged a protest outside Downing Street against proposed Tory plans to ramp up repression against refugees.

Asylum seeker granted limited leave to stay but says the fight isn't over

25 September 2020
An asylum seeker in Glasgow finished his hunger strike after the Home Office granted him limited leave to remain in Britain on Thursday. Abdul Safi stitched his lips shut and went on hunger strike on Monday in protest at 12 years of living in legal limbo.

Asylum seeker left in legal limbo refuses to end hunger strike

23 September 2020
An asylum seeker in Glasgow is refusing to end a hunger strike until the Home Office allows him to stay in Britain.

Woman refugee in ‘extreme poverty’ found dead next to baby in Glasgow

25 August 2020
Mercy Baguma was a victim of a brutal welfare system and of a racist immigration regime

Refugee drowns in the Channel as Tories call for more repression

19 August 2020
The 16 year old was trying to cross the Channel in an inflatable dinghy using shovels for oars

Tories’ racist migrant plan is a death sentence for refugees

10 August 2020
The government is using racist scapegoating against desperate refugees trying to cross the English Channel and reach safety.

Fight back against right wing lies—refugees are welcome here

27 June 2020
Right wingers want to use the stabbings in Glasgow to stoke a backlash against migrants and refugees

New emergency laws used to target solidarity with refugees

12 April 2020
Police in Melbourne, Australia, fined and harassed activists using powers granted to deal with coronavirus

Horror for refugees as conditions make coronavirus more deadly

23 March 2020
In Greece overcrowded refugee camps on islands in the Aegean sea have been put on lockdown.

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