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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

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

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

Tories lock refugees in a coronavirus ‘breeding ground’

Tories lock refugees in a coronavirus ‘breeding ground’ Asylum seekers held at an ex-army camp in Kent have protested against the appalling conditions they’ve been kept in during the Covid-19 pandemic

Priti Patel stokes racism against desperate migrants

Priti Patel stokes racism against desperate migrants Tory home secretary Priti Patel is trying to stir up another “culture war” in the wake of a deportation flight to Jamaica. 

Terror and trauma—victims tell the terrible truth about the Tories’ ‘hostile environment’ policy

Terror and trauma—victims tell the terrible truth about the Tories’ ‘hostile environment’ policy As the Tories push through another deportation flight to Jamaica, Tomáš Tengely-Evans spoke to three families battling for justice. Their stories give a snapshot of the daily terror inflicted by Britain’s racist immigration system and the hostile environment

Women at risk in Trump’s migrant camps 

Women at risk in Trump’s migrant camps  Are women held in a US immigration detention centre in Georgia being forced to have unnecessary hysterectomies?

Migrants locked up in Russia stage mass hunger strike

22 July 2020
Socialists in Russia report on a hunger strike and sit-in by migrants trapped in Russia's detention system

Tories still wage their war on low paid migrant workers

13 April 2020
The Home Office confirmed last week that migrants deemed “low skilled” would have no opportunity to make a life in Britain after Brexit

Demand to open detention centres over coronavirus sickness fears

17 March 2020
Detainee rights organisations have said the Tories should “immediately release all immigration detainees”.

Protests and meetings build 21 March anti-racist demonstrations

07 March 2020
People marched against deportations, and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn urged people to take to the streets to “show our opposition to the rise of racism”

New protests planned over vicious Tory deportation regime

05 March 2020
Campaigners have been boosted by the release—at least temporarily—of one person who had been readied for deportation.

Detainee died ‘in plain sight’

03 March 2020
A man died from dehydration, malnutrition and hypothermia “in plain sight” in a detention centre, an inquest has found.

‘Locked in a detention centre, I work for £1 an hour’

25 February 2020
The Tories have handed Serco a multimillion pound contract to run a further two immigration detention centres

Deported man speaks out - ‘I have no work, no money and am in constant pain’

16 February 2020
A disabled man who was one of the 17 people deported to Jamaica on Tuesday says he’s living in “constant pain” because he doesn’t have access to medication. 

Dosh for deportations—how private firms cash in

16 February 2020
Deportations to Jamaica have exposed the horror of Britain’s immigration system. But they’ve got bosses rubbing their hands

Campaign for return of disabled man deported to Jamaica

13 February 2020
The Tories' vicious deportation regime is causing massive suffering

Fresh deportations show up cruelty of Tory racism

11 February 2020
“I’m going to die if I go back— the same people who killed my father will kill me,” Christopher, a man threatened with imminent deportation, spoke to Socialist Worker.

New Tory immigration policies spark outrage from migrants

15 October 2019
The Tories’ plans will mean some people will be forced to leave Britain under the new scheme. Anti-racists should rip apart the racist border system, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

After court blocks planned Serco evictions in Glasgow - fight to defend asylum seekers

09 August 2019
A court has blocked the eviction of 50 asylum seekers by the multinational giant Serco in Glasgow.

Resisting the US’s racist president

20 July 2019
As Donald Trump dramatically escalates his dangerous racist rhetoric and his vicious assaults on migrants, activists in the US spoke about what they’re doing to resist

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