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 Migrant Voice - EU Must Expand Legal Routes for Migrants
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Elinor Raikes, from the International Rescue Committee, speaks to Channel 4 on the EU's role in protecting migrants.  "There has been a significant increase in death of migrant crossing the Mediterranean over 1200 death since the beginning of the year alone. " "The increased deteriorating conditions in Libya, which is a country in deep crises with three governments fighting for…Read more
 Migrant Voice - Legal action against government's 'Right to Rent' scheme
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JCWI is holding the governemnt to account for the discrimination and destitution migrants, refugees and other enthnic groups as well as British citizens, are facing as a result of the governemnts 'Right to Rent' scheme, which unfairly turns landlords into border guards and puts migrants, refugees and other enthnic groups at the mercy of rogue landlords.  A report by the Joint…Read more
 Migrant Voice - Brexit and immigration top the list of key issues for the general election
Mira Farhat
  Following the PM Theresa May’s surprise snap election, there are two key issues that will be dominating the political and public debates.  Brexit After the Brexit vote on 24 June 2016 and the triggering of Article 50 on 29 March 2017 the UK’s relationship with Europe and the Brexit negotiation plans, including negotiations on the single market, will be…Read more
 Migrant Voice - Refugees Programme for Overseas Doctors
Mira Farhat
As the NHS moves closer and closer to the brink a new scheme is being introduced to address the increasing shortages of trained doctors within the NHS, through the Refugees Programme for Overseas Doctors.  According to the British Medical Association, BMA, ‘refugee doctors make a valuable contribution to the delivery of healthcare services in the UK and we have been…Read more
 Migrant Voice - London will remain a partner to the EU
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  Ahead of the governemnt's official letter of notification to trigger Article 50 and start the process of leaving the EU; the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, announced that, London voted remain and will remain open to Europeans and the European Union and urged the governemnt to protect the rights of EU Citizens living in the UK . Speaking from…Read more
 Migrant Voice - Hungarian parliament reinstates the automatic incarceration of asylum seekers law
Mira Farhat
Hungarian parliament has officially reinstated the law for the automatic incarceration of asylum seekers. The controversial law, which had been suspended in 2013 due to pressure from Human Rights Organisations and the European Union, calls for the imprisonment of both newly arrived refugees and existing asylum seekers into what have been labelled as ‘container camps’, as opposed to being allowed…Read more
 Migrant Voice - Libya's Migrant Hell
Mira Farhat
Ross Kemp, EastEnders actor turned documentary maker, has spent 15 years traveling to the world's most horrific and dangerous places from the Congo to India to Afghanistan, documenting the devastations of war torn countries, controlling militias and the horrors of child trafficking and child soldiers.  Yet his latest documentary on the migrant crisis in Libya has proven to be his…Read more
 Migrant Voice - BBC detailed analysis of the EU referendum vote
Mira Farhat
Figures obtained by the BBC show a detailed analysis of the EU referendum vote.  The data shows that areas with lower levels of education and certificates voted significantly in favour of Leave. The data also showed that older voters chiefly voted Leave.  Areas with higher levels of ethnic minorities however, had primarily voted Remain, although certain Asian dominated districts in…Read more
 Migrant Voice - May's contradictory plans on workers rights
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May's stance on controlling immigration puts migrant workers rights in jeopardy.   Article featured in Politics.co.uk  By Owen Espley  Theresa May has committed to protecting workers' rights as she withdraws the UK from the European Union. This is welcome, but her aim of 'controlling migration' places those very rights at risk for the millions of migrant workers in the UK.…Read more
 Migrant Voice - New rules enforced
Isabel Soloaga
The government plans to expand its ‘Right to Rent’ scheme on 1 December to include criminal sentences - including up to 5 years' jail - for landlords who rent properties to individuals without the legal right to remain in the UK. The initial law, released throughout England in February, intended to ensure that landlords rented properties only to individuals with…Read more
 
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