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Fury as Boris Johnson fails to understand government’s own immigration policy
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Fury as Boris Johnson fails to understand government’s own immigration policy

Boris Johnson has prompted fury after wrongly suggesting all migrants barred from state support under the Home Office’s no recourse to public funds (NRPF) policy are in the UK unlawfully. The prime minister has rejected calls for the NRPF condition to be suspended during the pandemic, backing up this decision by saying it applies to people in the country...

Up to 4,000 rejected Channel migrants still in the UK, Home Office figures show
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Up to 4,000 rejected Channel migrants still in the UK, Home Office figures show

Statistics for the period between January 2018 and June 30 this year reveal that 4,613 people entered the country after making the treacherous journey. Of those, 4,562 made asylum claims that they were fleeing war or persecution in their home country. However, only 429 have been granted asylum or other humanitarian protection. The Home Office figures...

Brexit: Anger as US firm involved in detention of child migrants to run ‘border operations centre’
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Brexit: Anger as US firm involved in detention of child migrants to run ‘border operations centre’

 firm involved in the detention of child migrants in the US will help run a new operations centre to ease post-Brexit border chaos, triggering an outcry. Amnesty International and the Liberal Democrats hit out at Michael Gove after he picked Palantir – widely criticised over Donald Trump’s “human rights violations of asylum-seekers and migrants” – for his multimillion-pound unit. The centre will use cutting-edge software to...