Immigration Bill continues

Still human still hereAmendments at Committee
Lord’s Committee takes place on 1 and 3 February next week and a number of amendments relating to asylum support have been tabled.
These include:
that clause 37 should not stand part of the Bill (which would mean that refused asylum seeking families with children would stay on S95 support);
that asylum seekers should have a right of appeal against a decision by the Home Office to refuse or discontinue s95A support;
and the move on period for those recognized as refugees before asylum support is cut off should be increased to 40 days.
In addition, important amendments have been tabled on
detention,
family reunion and
relocating 3,000 unaccompanied refugee children from European countries to the UK
– to name but a few! (the Government’s press release on this issue is attached). The full list of tabled amendments is available at: http://services.parliament.uk/bills/2015-16/immigration/documents.html Continue reading “Immigration Bill continues”

High-Tech Fortress Europe: FRONTEX and the Dronization of Border Management

European Public Affairs: 27 January 2016 | by 
Irregular migration has become one of the top issues on the European Union’s (EU) security agenda in terms of securing external borders, protecting the cultural and ethnic identity of EU Member States, safeguarding their socio-economic welfare systems, and combating terrorism and organised crime. Continue reading “High-Tech Fortress Europe: FRONTEX and the Dronization of Border Management”