Firth, Georgina (2010) Still a migrant first?:The detention of asylum seeking children after the BCIA 2009. Web Journal of Current Legal Issues, n/a (2). n/a. ISSN 1360-1326Full text not available from this repository.
In this article, I aim to trace the increasing use of detention as a central plank of asylum policy, its effect on children in asylum seeking families and consider whether the introduction of the ‘welfare principle’ in section 55 of the Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Act 2009 and the statutory guidance attached to it, will have a positive impact on the children of asylum seeking families. In particular, I would like to challenge the assumption that lies at the heart of many of the arguments put forward in this area, that the detention of children is necessary in the interests of immigration control.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Web Journal of Current Legal Issues|
|Subjects:||K Law > KD England and Wales|
|Departments:||Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Law School|
|Deposited By:||Mr Michael Dunne|
|Deposited On:||09 Jun 2010 10:04|
|Last Modified:||09 Apr 2014 21:55|
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