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post 24 March 2016
Read more on Simon Israel's blog NHS fuelling immigration?

A report out today accuses Health ministers and NHS chiefs of fuelling migration numbers by employing nurses on the cheap from outside the EU to meet annual shortages.

article 07 March 2016 World
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Migrants: EU leaders discuss closure of Balkan route

EU leaders meeting in Brussels are discussing the closure of the Balkan route migrants and refugees have been using to reach Germany and other European countries.

post 08 February 2016
Read more on FactCheck FactCheck: Is Cameron scaremongering over "UK migrant camps"?

The claim "If we can get this deal in Europe, if we can this renegotiation fixed and we can stay in a reformed Europe, you know what you get... you know that the borders stay in Calais." David Came

article 04 February 2016 UK, Jordan
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Billions pledged for Syrian refugees as peace talks collapse

A London conference aims to raise over 6 billion to help Syria's neighbours provide for thousands of refugees. But in Geneva separate peace talks hoping to end the Syrian conflict collapse.

post 26 October 2015
Read more on Cathy Newman's blog FGM is outlawed in Britain, so why are women at risk denied asylum?

This week a legal duty will come into force requiring teachers and doctors to report cases of FGM. Yet Britain is still refusing to give refuge to women who say they're at risk of being mutilated.

post 12 October 2015
Read more on Simon Israel's blog Syria refugees: former judges condemn government response

The legal profession's statement calls for the UK to set up secure legal routes and humanitarian visas so refugees are not forced to risk their lives.

article 06 October 2015 UK
Theresa May
Theresa May: high immigration bad for Britain

Home Secretary Theresa May tells the Conservative party conference that high levels of immigration make it "impossible to build a cohesive society".

article 23 September 2015 World
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EU leaders set to approve migrant quotas scheme

EU leaders are expected to approve a plan to distribute 120,000 migrants and refugees across Europe.

article 22 September 2015 World, Syria
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Migrant crisis: EU ministers agree plan

European ministers agree a plan to share out 120,000 asylum seekers across the EU, despite opposition from former communist countries.