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Minorities and Immigration News

3 days ago
GP and graphic novelist Ian Williams on the government’s pledge to deport non-EU workers earning less than £35,000 – and how it might call for a very radical solution in our hospitals
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HealthHealth and CareMinorities and Immigration
1 week ago
For many, long term care is denied in favour of sectioning and medication, and there is no support after they are releasedRamone is in his mid-20s and with his family emigrated to the UK around 10 years ago from eastern Europe. He developed a severe mental illness that requires long-term care, but i[...]
HealthHealth and CareMental HealthMinorities and ImmigrationCriminal Justice
1 week ago
Campaigners cite stop and search as a key reason why 40% of those behind bars hail from BME background – a greater disproportion than in the USA Guardian analysis of newly released government figures has revealed a shocking increase in the proportion of ethnic minority children and young people be[...]
Children and ParentingMinorities and ImmigrationCriminal Justice
1 week ago
Royal College of Nursing predicts new rules for non-EU workers earning less than £35,000 will cause chaos for healthcare servicesNew immigration rules that will mean lower-earning non-EU workers being deported will exacerbate the shortage of nurses in the UK and cost the NHS tens of millions in rec[...]
HealthEducationHealth and CareMinorities and ImmigrationGovernment Policy
2 weeks ago
Government warned austerity agenda will further undermine safety of vulnerable individuals as report calls for urgent inquiry into Yarl’s WoodThe British government has been criticised by the UN for lacking “a consistent and coherent” approach to tackling violence against women, warning that i[...]
Minorities and ImmigrationWomens Issues
3 weeks ago
Mrs Justice Pauffley says police and social services should make ‘proper allowance’ for way immigrants choose to discipline their childrenPolice and social workers should make allowances for immigrants who slap or hit their children when investigating allegations of physical abuse, a high court [...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingMinorities and ImmigrationCriminal Justice
4 weeks ago
Immigration and benefits policy changes mean local authorities are struggling to cope with duties of care to thousands of children, a new report saysThousands of children in the UK, many of them British, are living in dangerous, squalid conditions well below the poverty line as a result of rapid cha[...]
WomenChildren and ParentingHousing and PovertyEducationHealth and CareMinorities and Immigration
9 weeks ago
The Big Issue: Each day this week we are looking at key election issues. Today we examine the NHS, and the claim that the coalition’s plan for market-based healthcare was based on a mistaken belief that doctors are driven by self-interest
When Stephanie de Giorgio, a Kent GP, sat down at a med[...]
HealthEducationHealth and CareMinorities and ImmigrationGovernment Policy
10 weeks ago
The Observer’s Britain Uncovered survey finds a nation worried about money, terrorism and immigration – but hope has not vanishedBritain Uncovered survey results: the attitudes and beliefs of Britons in 2015What would happen if Britain left the EU?‘Black people are saying, Where are our leader[...]
Minorities and Immigration
10 weeks ago
It’s less than three weeks until Britain goes to the polls, and the nation seems divided. Here, we find out what British people really think about the issues that matter – from money and healthcare to housing and immigration. We ask if people have experienced sexism, where they would prefer to l[...]
Housing and PovertyHealth and CareMinorities and Immigration
12 weeks ago
Biteback’s Provocations series stands in a fine tradition of polemic – and the latest three have some real surprisesThere’s an enjoyable lineage to Biteback’s Provocations series, its collection of thinkpieces by contemporary figures on the issues of the day. It echoes the output of the 18th[...]
WomenMinorities and ImmigrationWomens Issues
12 weeks ago
Last week, nine British Muslims were arrested on the Syrian border as Nigel Farage tapped into his constituency’s unease about modern Britain. We need our leaders to respond to this unease with reason – and a positive visionTwo events last week, some 2,000 miles apart, captured the fraught chara[...]
Children and ParentingHealth and CareMinorities and ImmigrationGovernment Policy
12 weeks ago
As Oregon man faces deportation, he is part of the 16% of Korean-born adoptees never formally naturalised as US citizens and are no longer Korean citizensOn 31 January 2015, there was a harsh knock on Adam Crapser’s apartment door in a sleepy suburb of Vancouver, Washington. Crapser, 39, was in hi[...]
ChildrenMinorities and ImmigrationCriminal Justice
12 weeks ago
Co-founder tells young people in Waltham Forest: ‘If you don’t vote, they’re not going to listen,’ in campaign to get a million new voters to register for electionThe students dragging their feet into the common room at Waltham Forest College seem less than thrilled by the prospect of discus[...]
EducationMinorities and Immigration
13 weeks ago
Despite a rising number of over-65s choosing to stay in work, only a small minority of businesses are taking the issue of an ageing workforce seriously
Every fortnight or so, 58-year-old James Clark hosts a ‘tea and teach’ session at Barclays’ high-street branch in Ealing Broadway, west L[...]
GerontologyMinorities and Immigration
13 weeks ago
Adam Crapser’s abusive adoptive parents never got him citizenship papers. Now, married with children at age 39 after enduring a life of hardship, US immigration seeks to send Crapser back to a country he doesn’t knowMore than three decades ago, a three-year-old South Korean boy and his sister fl[...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingHealth and CareMinorities and Immigration
13 weeks ago
Stillbirth, miscarriage and acute psychosis are among the problems experienced by pregnant women held in Yarl’s Wood immigration removal centre (G2, 4 March). Many of the pregnant women that the charity Medical Justice has assisted there said they received inadequate healthcare. One said she compl[...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareMental HealthMinorities and ImmigrationCriminal JusticeWomen
13 weeks ago
What Lubitz did doesn’t belong within a definition of depressionThe temptation, when pondering the actions of Germanwings pilot Andreas Lubitz, is to wonder at how our fellows are “unknowable”. For all the analysis, how close we will ever get to discerning what went on in Lubitz’s mind? Yet [...]
HealthMinorities and ImmigrationCriminal Justice
14 weeks ago
Shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper says current system is inefficient and ‘deeply scarring’ for detainees, and move would bring UK in line with most western countries
Labour is promising to introduce new time limits on the detention of people trapped in the asylum and immigration system in [...]
Minorities and Immigration
14 weeks ago
Your stories of immigrants (‘I am here to stay...’, G2, 24 March) were sometimes heartwarming, but are they representative? Twelve per cent said they would support immigration controls. That does fit with recent polls of Ukip supporters. Forty-five per cent of them have higher education, includi[...]
EducationMinorities and Immigration
14 weeks ago
Government to ask Human Rights Commission for extra time to come up with a new system to determine fair pay for intellectually disabled workersThe Abbott government is likely to have to ask the Human Rights Commission for extra time to come up with a new system to determine fair wages for thousands [...]
Children and ParentingMinorities and ImmigrationDisabilities
14 weeks ago
It takes six gun-toting guards and a special bus in order for the wealthier residents of Karachi to see the sights of their own cityDubbed “the world’s most violent megacity”, armed muggings, carjackings and extortion are part of everyday life in Karachi, where political and criminal forces vi[...]
PovertyMinorities and ImmigrationCriminal Justice
14 weeks ago
Gentrification is changing London’s East End and LA’s Skid Row – as well as many other city neighbourhoods around the world. Our readers shared thoughts on why it happens, the social impact it has and who might be to blameAround the world, we are seeing cities become more exclusive. A result o[...]
Children and ParentingHousing and PovertyHealth and CareMinorities and Immigration
14 weeks ago
Canada’s Conservative government is, ironically, now adopting European and Australian policies that make citizenship harder to get and easier to loseWhen political parties across the world complain about their own country’s “inefficient” way of coping with immigration, they frequently refer [...]
EducationMinorities and Immigration
14 weeks ago
A quarter of Britons think the government should encourage immigrants and their families to leave. That's people like Mehdi Hasan. He argues that while hostility to outsiders may not be a new phenomenon, the so-called immigration debate is now toxically out of control. Anti-immigration sentiment isn[...]
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