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 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
 Migrant Voice - which 'legitmises hate'
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The Equality and Human Rights Commission has expressed concern about the tone of the debate used by Westminster party leaders stating that it has "polarised" the country and "legitimised hate."  A letter from the Commission, signed by its chairman David Isaac and chief executive Rebecca Hilsenrath, expressed concern about hate attacks since the Brexit vote and called for "accurate information and…Read more
 Migrant Voice - The Government has an irrational and damaging determination to campaign against migrants
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Article first featured in Politics Home on 28th November 2016 Written by Diane Abbott MP Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott writes for PoliticsHome warning against the "plethora of draconian legislation" the Government is pushing through on immigration. We expect our teachers do a good job in educating children and young people. We expect our NHS workers to look after us. We even expect…Read more
 Migrant Voice - Rich world angst about foreigners threatens refugee aid-UN refugee chief
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Rich world angst about foreigners threatens refugee aid-UN refugee chief Artice featured first in Thompson Reuters Foundation News  Sunday, 20 November 2016 15:14 GMT "Refugees flee because they are afraid," says U.N. refugee chief Filippo Grandi * Rich countries becoming inward-looking - Grandi * Politicians exploit refugees to stir fears * Best to cooperate, rather than build walls By William…Read more
 Migrant Voice - During Referendum Debate
Mira Farhat
  Chair of the Independent Press Standards Organisation, (IPSO) Sir Allan Moses has described the print media’s standards in the run up to the EU referendum as ‘nasty’ and at certain points misleading on the issues of race and immigration.  Several newspapers were reported to the IPSO during the referendum campaign for running inaccurate stories regarding race and EU migration.…Read more
 
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