Phil Nash: Why the Home Office's tightening of 'good character' criteria could lead to sinister outcomes for immigrants
Phil Nash, correspondent for the Immigration Advice Service, examines the ‘good character’ criteria on immigration which the UK Government is seeking to tighten post-Brexit, arguing that it is overzealous and open to misuse
‘Scotland remains open’: Culture secretary sends message to international artists as concern over visas for festival performers grows
Fiona Hyslop has announced a new summit on visas will take place during this year’s Edinburgh Festival in the hope of preventing international artists from being refused entry to the UK
Supporters celebrate as #Stansted15 avoid jail time
Activists arrested after chaining themselves to a deportation flight are likely to receive suspended sentences and community service
- Activists were arrested under anti-terrorism legislation after disrupting a deportation flight in March 2017
- The defendants attracted the support of civil liberties campaigners and critics of UK Government immigration policy
- The Stansted 15 have called for their convictions to be quashed in a public statement
Campaigners call for urgent intervention as former banker Kweku Adoboli is transported to London for deportation
'Rogue trader' Kweku Adoboli was jailed after he lost a Swiss bank £1bn, but since his release, he has worked to reform the banking system
JAILED banker turned reform campaigner is facing imminent threat of deportation after being transported from Scotland to Colnbrook Removal Centre near Heathrow, supporters have announced.
Human rights legal bid against Serco eviction of Iraqi asylum seeker could set a precedent
Govan Law Centre has announced new proceedings against an Iraqi national threatened with eviction
HUMAN RIGHTS law will be used to challenge the legality of the evictions planned by the government outsourcing giant Serco in Glasgow, in a test case involving an Iraqi asylum seeker which could set a precedent for the 300 asylum seekers in the city under threat of eviction.
Temporary reprieve for asylum seekers as legal battle against Serco continues
A Court of Session hearing planned for Tuesday morning was delayed after Serco solicitors confirmed no evictions would proceed before court battle
GLASGOW lawyers have won a temporary reprieve for asylum seekers threatened with homelessness after Serco confirmed no evictions would take place whilst the court battle over the legality of the evictions took place.
'Game changer': Housing association warns Serco that lock changes need permission
A housing association which rents property to Serco have said the company would be in breach of contract if it made unauthorised changes to fixtures and fittings
GROWING resistance to the threatened evictions of over 300 asylum seekers in Glasgow has prompted a temporary retreat by Serco, with a number of housing associations who lease properties to the company saying they will oppose the move.
Govan Law Centre launches legal bid against Serco aslyum seeker evictions
Govan Law Centre has said it will launch legal proceedings against Serco over its decision to 'summarily evict' up to 330 Glasgow asylum seekers
A COMMUNITY legal project is to launch court proceedings on behalf of a Glasgow asylum seeker, challenging a decision by government contractor Serco who has said it plans to evict up to 330 people.