‘Completely unacceptable’: John Swinney condemns Home Office following reports of children detained at Dungavel
Reports that child refugees are still being held at Dungavel Immigration Removal Centre almost a decade after the Home Office announced an end to the policy have led to fresh calls for the devolution of asylum powers
A life in limbo: one family's experience of moving to Glasgow after fleeing gang violence in El Salvador
Fleeing gang violence, more and more families from Central America are applying for asylum in the UK. Rhiannon J Davies met with one family from El Salvador to hear more about the life they left behind and their new life in limbo in Glasgow.
Mario Melgar and his family are one of a growing number of families making new homes in Glasgow after fleeing gang violence in El Salvador. CommonSpace met them in the garden of the Nan McKay Community Hall, a place that has become like a second home, since their arrival in Scotland two years ago.
Kezia Kinder: The death of Shamima Begum's baby shows Britain is an uncivilised society
Writer Kezia Kinder says that the actions of the British state towards Shamima Begum and her now deceased son Jarrah are callous and cowardly, and say something profound about Britain as a country
HE DIED aged just 18 days. Reports indicate that he turned blue and cold, and passed away in the early afternoon of 8 March 2019.
His name was Jarrah.
Jarrah was the third child of Shamima Begum.
‘He simply wouldn’t be able to understand’: Grandparents caring for autistic teenager threatened with deportation to Iran
The Home Office is attempting to deport an elderly couple to Iran, despite having built a life in the UK for over 40 years and acting as co-parents to a grandchild requiring care