Category: Immigration

Less than zero: how the UK forces poverty on asylum seekers and why it’s about to get worse

Thousands of refugees and asylum seekers in the UK are homeless, destitute and living in poverty. Banned from working and barred […]

the justice gap: Supreme Court strengthens protection of mentally ill trapped in detention

The Justice Gap blog have kindly published an updated version of my post about the detention of mentally ill persons […]

When should persons with severe mental illnesses be released from immigration detention?

Indefinite immigration detention can have a disastrous effect on mental health. In 2015 alone, there was an average of one […]

[UPDATED 7 July 2016]: What’s ‘unduly harsh’ on the children and partners of ‘foreign criminals’ in Article 8 deportation appeals?

[UPDATE 7 July 2016: The full decision is now available here. To give you an overview: Lord Justice Laws gives the […]

the justice gap: Tripoli papers and the failure of our justice system to hold government to account

My latest article is in the Justice Gap blog today. It’s about the High Court’s recent judgment in a case concerning […]

What’s the right approach to Article 8 in ‘foreign criminal’ deportation cases?

Where a foreign national is convicted of an offence and sentenced to at least 4 years imprisonment, the government must make […]

Full judgment in Theresa May’s student fraud scandal

[UPDATE: the Upper Tribunal has now published this case. It is available here, as SM and Ihsan Qadir v Secretary of […]

1 suicide attempt everyday at UK immigration detention centres

There were a shocking 393 reported attempts across the detention estate in 2015: the highest number on record and an average […]

How many students has Theresa May deported unlawfully?

Hundreds? Thousands? 48,000? Up to 50,000? It’s not clear.

40 percent of UK deportations cancelled, says new report

The latest report from the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, David Bolt, confirms that 4 out of 10 […]