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 Migrant Voice - Britons more positive about immigration but views are polarising, study finds
Xiaoxia Yin
British attitudes towards immigration have grown more positive in the past decade but the divide between supporters and opponents has sharpened, says a new study. The latest British Social Attitudes Survey reports that while overall attitudes are positive, people are more selective about which migrants they want.  In 2002 the independent NatCen Social Research organisation found that the number of…Read more
 Migrant Voice - Social media helps families find their refugee relatives who died on their journey
Xiaoxia Yin
For people in countries with endless warfare, getting status as a refugee in a European country is an opportunity to start a new life in a safe place. Over the last few years, many individuals are escaping from countries like Syria or Libya by paying a smuggler up to thousands of dollars to get a seat on a boat to…Read more
 Migrant Voice - Evidence shows refugee rescue ships do not create a ‘pull factor’ or ‘collude with smugglers’
Xiaoxia Yin
A new report has found no evidence for the claim that humanitarian ships rescuing refugees in the Mediterranean Sea are “colluding” with smugglers or driving more refugee boat crossings. Groups like Frontex and leading European politicians alleged that NGOs were “colluding” with criminal gangs and making phone calls to Libya. The allegation resulted in the efforts by anti-immigration activists to…Read more
 Migrant Voice - GP practice in Bradford improves refugee children’s lives
Xiaoxia Yin
Bevan Healthcare in Bradford has developed a programme named ‘Sharing Stories’ to improve refugee and asylum children’s lives. The social enterprise GP practice provides health care to homeless people, asylum seekers and refugees, its new mental health scheme includes one-to-one counselling, group psychotherapy sessions for refugee children and special antenatal courses for mothers-to-be.  Many of the children involved in the…Read more
 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
 
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