IRR News 15-22 June 2012

IRR News 15-22 June 2012

Written by: admin

Dear IRR News subscriber,

This week the IRR publishes the latest issue of its quarterly journal Race & Class. It contains an article by Lee Bridges examining the reports and inquiries conducted in the aftermath of last summer’s disturbances.

And the UK Border Agency (UKBA) is in the news after telling people being deported from the UK to lie about their politics to avoid persecution and a recent report has found that UKBA staff processing visa applications from Africa rejected many applications due employee negligence and malfeasance.

And G4S, which has been contracted by the UKBA to provide housing for asylum seekers across the UK, has replaced a sub-contractor, United Property Management (UPM), owing to ‘contractual issues’. The news comes just weeks after UPM moved a mother of a 12-week-old baby from Bradford to Doncaster to a ‘contractually non-compliant’ flat which was ‘not suitable … for mothers and babies’.

Harmit Athwal

Editor, IRR News

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