19 May 2012: Churches’ Refugee Network Conference 2012

April 28, 2012 by  
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Striving for Sanctuary – Climbing the Mountain of Integration:  

Saturday 19th May 2012., 11.00am to 3.30pm (Registration from 10.30am), Carrs Lane Church Centre, Birmingham B4 7SX.

Cost: £10, £5 unemployed, free for asylum seekers

Speakers:
Revd Professor Nicholas Sagovsky, University of RoehamptonJulian Prior, Chief Executive of Action Foundation Read more

‘Reliance’: Staff deporting foreigners out of UK ‘loutish and aggressive’

April 16, 2012 by  
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Firm hired by Home Office to deport refused asylum seekers and foreign prisoners admits its guards lack respect for minorities and women

The private company hired by the government to deport foreign nationals has decided to place its own guards under surveillance after concluding that some lack respect for ethnic minorities and women and display “loutish” and “aggressive” behaviour. Read more

UK Border Agency to trial x-rays to determine age of asylum seekers

April 7, 2012 by  
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Plans dropped three years ago to be revived despite opposition from medical profession, lawyers and children’s commissioners

The UK Border Agency is to trial dental x-rays of child asylum seekers in the face of fierce opposition from the medical profession, immigration lawyers and the UK’s children‘s commissioners. Read more