General information - August 2019

Immigration Statistics Q2 April/May/June 2019

Anti-Deportation Campaigns  -August 2019

Home Office Spent £268k on Deportation Flights That Never Flew

Anti-Deportation News  - August 2019

Germany Ramps Up Forced Deportations of Asylum Seekers Despite Protests

Nearly 900,000 Asylum Seekers Living in Limbo in EU

Stamp Out Persecution of Religious Groups

US: New Rules Allow Indefinite Detention of Children

Asylum Seekers Crammed Into Rat-Infested Rooms

Unlawfully Detained Woman Who Miscarried Receives £50k Payout

Home Secretary Loses Appeal to Reverse Decision that Kept Family Together in the UK

Refusal Letter Reversed by Upper Tribunal

New Immigration Minister Appointed – What Changes Might We See?

What is the ‘No Recourse to Public Funds’ Condition?

Patients Not Passports

Shackles and Restraints Used on Hundreds of Deportees from UK

Serco Blocked by Court from Evicting 50 Asylum Seekers

How Bad Will Priti Patel be at The Home Office?

Immigration Centre Abuse Inquiry Must Be Held in Public

Court Confirms - Illegal Workers Retain Employee Rights

Prime Minister’s Turn on UK Immigration Policy

SSHD Fails to Consider Mitigating Factors Give Sufficient Reasons for Making Negative Decision

New “Public Good” Requirement Introduced by Home Office for Sponsor Licences

Legal Articles - UK - Commons/Lords  - ECtHR/European Union - August 2019

Dilip Rai v Entry Clearance Officer

Home Office v Daneil [J]

Hassan Ali Zahid v Home Secretary

Government Relaxes Shortage Occupation List Requirements

Continuing Conflicts That Create Refugees - August 2019

Deteriorated Situations: Somalia, Malawi, Nigeria, Kosovo, Libya

Conflict Risk Alerts: Iran

Improved Situations: None

Global Overview: In July, Libya’s war spread beyond Tripoli, and Iran and the U.S. continued to teeter on the precipice of military confrontation. Nigeria’s woes deepened as Boko Haram stepped up attacks in the north east, tensions rose between herders and farmers, and the government cracked down on Shiite Muslim protesters in the capital Abuja. In Somalia, Al-Shabaab ramped up attacks in the capital Mogadishu and across the south, and thousands took to the streets in Malawi to protest President Mutharika’s re-election and alleged electoral fraud. In Europe, tensions rose between Kosovo and Serbia with a senior Serbian official claiming Kosovo had denied him entry. On a positive note, the peace process in Afghanistan saw signs of progress, which could lead to the finalisation of a U.S.-Taliban agreement in August.

Read more: International Crisis Group,

Essential Tools for Asylum Seekers/Un-DocumentedMigrants/Immigrants/Anti-Deportation Campaigners 2019

US Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

The annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices – the Human Rights Reports – cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international agreements.

See also US: International Religious Freedom ReportsTrafficking-in-Person ReportsU.S. Treaty ReportsUniversal Period Review; and the Advancing Freedom and Democracy Reports.

State of the World’s Human Rights - Amnesty International Report 2017/18

UNHCR Protection Manual- as of January 2018

HRW World Report 2018: Demagogues Threaten Human Right