Daily Archives: Saturday, January 16, 2016

Resources: British Society of Criminology 2015 conference – Videos of the keynote speakers

Thanks to Border Criminologies for the details in this post.

Videos of the keynote addresses at the 2015 BSC conference are now online including Border Criminologies’ Professor Mary Bosworth speaking about applied research in immigration detention. Also featured are Professor Ben Bowling speaking about crimmigration control in the UK and Professor Sharon Pickering discussing her work on border deaths.

YouTube Link

Petition: Scrap the £35k threshold for non-EU citizens settling in the UK

Please consider signing thus important petition:

Scrap the £35k threshold for non-EU citizens settling in the UK

In April (2016) the Home Office and Theresa May are introducing a pay threshold for people to remain here, after already working here for 5 years. This only affects non-EU citizens that earn under £35,000 a year, which unfairly discriminates against charity workers, nurses, students and others.

This ridiculous measure is only going to affect 40,000 people who have already been living and working in the UK for 5 years, contributing to our culture and economy. It will drive more workers from the NHS and people from their families. This empty gesture will barely affect the immigration statistics. It’s a waste of time, money and lives.

This is the first time the UK has discriminated against low-earners. £35k is an unreasonably high threshold. The UK will lose thousands of skilled workers.

Link to Sign the Perition – https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/118060



Is a distribution key system the solution to the EU’s refugee crisis?

Postcards from ...

by Nando Sigona

The Dublin regulation in its three incarnations has attracted plenty of criticism on various grounds and from various statutory and non-statutory actors – the most noticeable perhaps being it is a system that impact unevenly on EU member states, with countries at the EU’s southern border particularly exposed because of their position. These countries have traditionally responded to the pressure imposed by the Dublin regulation in two ways – formally, demanding more solidarity from other member states and a different system altogether; informally, letting people slip through their bureaucratic net not finger-printing them (see Italy) or allowing such poor reception conditions for asylum seekers to force other member states to stop returning so called ‘Dublin cases’ on human rights ground (see Greece).

The events of the last months have de facto led to the suspension of the Dublin regulation and further intensified the call for a substantial revamp of…

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Daily News and Updates on Refugee and Forced Migration Studies 01/16/2016

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Daily News and Updates from ReliefWeb 01/16/2016

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