New Publications on The Migrant Journey; Irregular Immigrants; Children; and Tinsley House Immigration Removal Centre

Children – First and Foremost

The Migrant Journey
Third Report. Research Report 69. February 2013
Published by the UK Home Office

This third report follows on from ‘The Migrant Journey’ (Achato, Eaton and Jones, 2010) and ‘The Migrant Journey: Second Report’ (Achato, Eaton and Jones, 2011), by providing new analysis on two further cohorts of migrants granted entry clearance visas in 2005 and 2006 and migrants granted settlement in 2010 and 2011. The report also provides updated estimates for the previously published 2004 and 2009 cohorts. For the first time migrants granted visit visas have been included.

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See Also – Data tables – Migrant Journey: Third Report (Microsoft Excel file – 115kb)
(Source: The Home Office – Migrant Journey: Third Report).

Returning Irregular Immigrants: How Effective is the EU’s Response?
Briefing written by Myriam Cherti and Miklos Szilard for the Institute for Public Policy Research, (IPPR).
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Returning Irregular Immigrants: Is Deportation the UK’s Only Option?
Briefing written by Myriam Cherti and Brhmie Balaram for the Institute for Public Policy Research, (IPPR).
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Children – First and Foremost: A guide to realising the rights of children and families in an irregular migration situation.
Report produced by PICUM: the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants.

This guide is the result of the “Building Strategies to Improve the Protection of UndocumentedChildren in Europe” project, which aimed to spread understanding of the challenges children in an irregular migration situation face in accessing their fundamental rights to education, healthcare and housing in Europe, and to share and develop good practices and strategies to overcome these barriers.

Equally, in a press release by the Migrants’ Rights Network, it is stated that:

Children – First and Foremost explains that undocumented children face higher risks of poverty, exploitation, social exclusion andf violence. Whilst children in general are supposed to be protected by special laws and institutions promoting their right to security, education and health services, those whose irregular immigration status, or who are a part of a family with adult members threatened with detention and removal, are often unable to obtain the benefit of this system.

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(Source: Migrants’ Rights Network – New PICUM report sets out ways to act to support the rights of undocumented children).

Report on an announced full follow-up inspection of Tinsley House Immigration Removal Centre, 8 -11 October 2012
by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons

Tinsley House holds up to 119 male detainees, and also has an adjoining facility for families with children which can hold up to eight families. Over the previous 12 months, just over 40 families had been held in the family unit, normally for a matter of hours. At its last inspection in February 2011, the centre was performing reasonably well or better against inspectors’ four tests of a healthy establishment. This inspection found evidence of further improvement with the centre now performing well in three of the tests: safety, activities and preparation for removal and release.

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(Source: HM Inspectorate of Prisons – Tinsley House Immigration Removal Centre – continued progress).


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