General information September 2017


Anti-Deportation Campaigns  - 

Samim Bigzad Definitely Back in the UK

Second Attempt to Deport Samim Bigzad Fails

Brian White Here to Stay: Zimbabwe-Born 'Genius' Wins Battle to Remain In UK

Don't Deport Faizan Ahmed. No Detentions! No Deportations

UK Attempt to Deport Samim Bigzad: Fails After Pilot Refuses to Carry Him

Help Adopted Brummie - Brian White Remain in the UK


Anti-Deportation News  

Trump's Latest Travel Ban: What's New, Who's Covered, and Why Now?

Nurses Who Failed Strict English Test Aimed at Curbing Immigration Set for a Reprieve

Head of G4S Detention Centre Quits After Abuse Allegations

Home Office Wrongly Denying People Bank Accounts in 10% Of Cases

UK Banks to Check 70m Bank Accounts in Search For Illegal Immigrants

Chinese Man Dies at Dungavel Immigration Removal Centre

More Than a Million of Europe's Asylum Seekers Left in Limbo

40 Million People Caught in Modern Slavery, 152 Million in Child Labour

Conflict Keeps 27 Million Children Out of School, With Girls at High Risk of Abuse

Age Assessment Legal Challenges Should Be Made by Judicial Review

UK Faces Rebuke Over Refusal to Back More Than 100 UN Human Rights Targets

Irish High Court Refuses  to Return Children Wrongfully Removed From England

Most Europe-Bound Refugee, Migrant Children Face Abuse

School Segregation Still Deprives Many Children of Quality Education

Polish Man Dies at Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre

The Birth of ‘Illegal’ Immigration

All the Relief Money in the World Won't Rebuild Houston - Undocumented Workers Will

UK High Court Blocks Deportation of Man Who Accuses G4S of Abuse

EU Court Dismisses Complaints by Hungary and Slovakia Over Refugee Quotas

Canada Has Quietly Granted Asylum to 31 LGBT Chechens

Australian Court Approves A$70m Compensation Payout For PNG Detainees

UK Treatment of Disabled People A ‘Human Catastrophe

Boko Haram – Palpable Fear, Conspiracy Theories, A Deepening Crisis

No Drownings Migrant Statistic is Bittersweet

MPs Used Immigration Hotline to Report Hundreds of Constituents to Home Office

Brook House IRC Nine G4S Staff Suspended

Mental Illness in Young Undocumented Children 'Doubles When Facing Deportation'

Reports on Short-Term Holding Facilities - Luton, Stansted & Loughborough


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

Tribunal Can (But Won’t) Hold Home Office in Contempt For Ignoring Consent Orders

Further Guidance from Upper Tribunal on Withdrawal of Immigration Appeals s

Muasa v SSHD [2017] EWHC 2267

Asylum Research Consultancy (ARC) COI Update Vol. 154

Early Day Motion 305: UK Arms Sales to Repressive Regimes

Early Day Motion 300: Removal of Israeli Citizenship From Negev Bedouin

Early Day Motion 293: Immigration Detention

Early Day Motion 294: Enforced Disappearances

EDM 269: MPs Reporting Constituents to the Home Office For Deportation

Early Day Motion 240: Persecution of Rohingyas

Early Day Motion 255: Flight of Rohingya Refugees From Burma

·  CPIN: Algeria: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

·  CPIN Bangladesh: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

·  CPIN - Algeria: Fear of Islamic terrorist groups

·  CPIN - Algeria: Background information, including actors of protection and internal relocation

·  CPIN - Afghanistan: Security and humanitarian situation

·  CPIN - Iraq: Sunni (Arab) Muslims

·  CPIN - Iraq: Return/Internal relocation

·  CPIN - Iraq: Kurdish 'honour' crimes

·  CPIN - Iraq: Blood feuds

·  CPIN - Iraq: Political opinion in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI)


Continuing Conflicts That Create Refugees - August 2017

Deteriorated Situations: Cameroon - Central African Republic - Burkina Faso - Korean Peninsula - Myanmar - Spain - Venezuela - Guatemala - Yemen

Improved Situations None
Outlook for September, conflict risk alerts none, resolution opportunities, none

August saw Rohingya militants launch deadly attacks on security forces in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, setting the crisis on a more dangerous path. There is still no end in sight to Yemen’s war as deadly airstrikes increased. In the Central African Republic’s north and east, deadly clashes between armed groups worsened and aid workers came under attack. Both Spain and Burkina Faso faced terror attacks, while North Korea’s launch of a missile over northern Japan prompted international condemnation. Venezuela’s political situation grew increasingly grave as the government dissolved the elected parliament. Political tensions rose in Cameroon’s Anglophone regions and in Guatemala, where the president attempted to expel the head of the UN-backed anti-corruption organisation.

Read more: International Crisis Group, http://bit.ly/2aglSjD

Important Tools for Anti-Deportation Campaigners

Essential Resource for all Anti-Deportation Campaigns - US Country Reports

Family Reunion in the United Kingdom (UK) - UNHCR Briefing Paper

*Detention Services Orders For Home Office Officials*

HRW World Report 2017: Demagogues Threaten Human Rights


Useful Reports/Current Immigration Statistics

Self-Harm January through December 2016

Self-Harm January through December 2015

Self-Harm January through December 2014

Immigration Statistics Q2 April/May June 2017

Immigration Statistics Q1 January/February/March 2017


30 Deaths Across the UK Detention Estate - Suicide/Murder/Undetermined ----

Number of Individuals Recorded as Refusing Meals in Immigration Removal Centres