Nearly 200 migrants crossed Channel yesterday

Nearly 200 migrants crossed Channel yesterday making May 2021’s busiest month already for small boat crossings An estimated 200 migrants are believed to have crossed the English Channel  Some 20 migrants were intercepted a sea by the Border Force cutter Speedwell Around 15 migrants are believed to have landed on a beach in Dungeness, Kent  … Read more

Migrants are sent on three-hour trip to detention centre while still wearing wet clothes

Migrants arriving in Dover after crossing English Channel are sent on three-hour 150m-mile trip to detention centre while still wearing wet clothes, report reveals At least 8,400 people reached UK in small boats after crossing Channel last year  Many are initially placed in short-term holding facilities (STHF) in Dover or Kent  Can stay for up … Read more

Government confirms immigration overhaul in Queen’s Speech

Queen’s Speech: Immigration overhaul will block asylum for people who have travelled through ‘safe’ countries such as France and Belgium as ministers try to deter Channel crossings Government has unveiled legislation to overhaul the UK’s immigration system Migrants who passed through ‘safe’ country will be blocked from seeking asylum Shake-up will see migrants arriving illegally … Read more

Escape tunnel found at Yongah Hill detention centre in Western Australia

Elaborate three-metre-high escape tunnel is found at an immigration detention centre Tunnel found 10am on Monday Yongah Hill detention centre, Western Australia Activists from Refugee Action Coalition say it is unclear what tools were used 23 asylum seekers tunnelled out of Villawood detention centre in Sydney in 2001 By Australian Associated Press Published: 02:10 BST, … Read more

Controversial refugee scheme could be rolled out in Australia 

Controversial immigration scheme which brought 300,000 refugees into Canada could soon be rolled out in Australia Canada welcomed more than 300,000 refugees under the scheme since 1970s  Australia has a refugee scheme but this would bring extra sponsorships spaces It would allowed individuals, businesses and community groups to cover cost  By Australian Associated Press Published: … Read more

ICE deportations fell to a record LOW last month – despite border crossings hitting a 20-year high

The number of deportations the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement carried out in April was the lowest recorded since the agency began, despite illegal border crossings reaching a two-decade high. Preliminary data obtained by The Washington Post reveals ICE deported 2,962 immigrants in April, a 20 percent drop from March, when 3,716 were deported. This is the … Read more

All Myanmar citizens temporarily in Australia are allowed to stay in the country

All Myanmar citizens temporarily in Australia are allowed to stay in the country indefinitely if affected by ongoing unrest Short-term visa holders from Myanmar will be allowed to stay in Australia Federal government is writing to all Myanmar citizens temporarily in Australia  Various options will be made available, including the granting of new visas  By … Read more

Tamil refugee family held in immigration detention for more than 1,000 days could be released

Tamil refugee family held in immigration detention for more than 1,000 days could be released as they fight deportation By Australian Associated Press Published: 00:55 BST, 5 May 2021 | Updated: 00:55 BST, 5 May 2021 A family of Tamil asylum-seekers being held on Christmas Island could soon be released into community detention A family … Read more

Tamil refugee family held in immigration detention for more than 1,000 days could be released

Tamil refugee family held in immigration detention for more than 1,000 days could be released as they fight deportation By Australian Associated Press Published: 00:55 BST, 5 May 2021 | Updated: 00:55 BST, 5 May 2021 A family of Tamil asylum-seekers being held on Christmas Island could soon be released into community detention A family … Read more