May Bulman, The Independent

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The Independent

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Recent articles by May:

Vulnerable migrants forced to travel 85 miles for Home Office appointments as coronavirus cases soar

Exclusive: Vulnerable asylum seekers having to take long journeys on public transport despite lockdown measures – only to attend video link interviews from government buildings → Read More

Fury as Boris Johnson fails to understand government’s own immigration policy

Prime minister accused of ‘either wilfully lying, or obfuscating the truth’ about no recourse to public funds condition → Read More

Home Office ignored warnings that could have prevented Windrush suffering, finds watchdog

Chief inspector of immigration says ministers’ latest pledge to better monitor hostile environment policies will be seen by many as ‘too little, and much too late’ → Read More

‘We are victims, not criminals’: Asylum seekers protest conditions in military camp

Home Office urged to close Napier Barracks in Kent amid warnings of unsafe and overcrowded conditions → Read More

Home Office facing legal action over plans for ‘prison-style’ camp for asylum seekers at Yarl’s Wood

Exclusive: Ministers accused of ‘cutting corners’ in plans to build portacabin site to hold up to 200 people → Read More

Hundreds of homeless people pushed back on to streets of London during first lockdown ‘due to lack of support’

Exclusive: One in five rough sleepers placed in Greater London Authority hotels under the Everyone In scheme left accommodation due to ‘unmet support needs’, finds London Assembly Housing Committee → Read More

Ministers refuse calls from senior Tories to protect trafficking victims

Ex-Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith says Home Office ‘utterly wrong’ not to make proposed changes → Read More

Sadiq Khan demands ‘decisive action’ to protect Bame communities as Covid cases soar

Exclusive: Ministers accused of failing to take ‘simple steps’ to reduce deaths among ethnic minorities → Read More

Government’s ‘inhuman’ approach to immigration will not work and will cost more, says former Home Office minister

Exclusive: Caroline Nokes accuses ministers at department of paying ‘lip service’ to Windrush report → Read More

The doctors who want to help NHS fight Covid – but can’t because of Home Office delays

‘I could be working on the front line right now. I could be helping the country,’ says qualified surgeon → Read More

Immigration detention centre forced to close due to Covid outbreak

Ministers accused of ‘playing Russian roulette with public health’ after detainees moved between removal facilities → Read More

Thousands of homeless people slip off radar despite government pledge to house them

Exclusive: Ministers refusing to restart programme that saw rough sleepers given accommodation during first wave of pandemic despite fears many have returned to streets → Read More

More than a million new universal claimants have benefits deducted as UK enters another lockdown

Families forced to claim universal credit at start of pandemic are struggling to get by on far less than what government’s own benefit calculations suggest they need, charity warns → Read More

Home Office pushing ahead with deportation flights despite new lockdown and surge in coronavirus

Exclusive: Up 60 people to be deported next week in spite of government’s ‘stay at home’ advice → Read More

Pupils face falling behind because they can’t access online learning, headteachers and councils warn

Children still without devices to learn from home following ‘undeliverable’ laptop pledges, campaigners say → Read More

‘Some of us are dying’: Windrush victims yet to receive compensation despite Priti Patel’s ‘fast-track’ pledge

Exclusive: Dozens of Windrush sufferers accuse ministers of using fast-track payments as ‘publicity stunt’ → Read More

Bame workers face disproportionate risk of losing jobs after furlough scheme ends, research suggests

Resolution Foundation says ability of hospitality sector to weather pandemic and recover quickly will be crucial to living standards of many ethnic minority employees and their families → Read More

Home Office spent £10,000 per deportee in rush to remove asylum seekers before Brexit, figures show

Exclusive: Millions spent on deportation flights since July – with only a few people onboard in some cases → Read More

Teenage girl dies at women’s prison

Annelise Sanderson, 18, died at HMP Styal on Tuesday → Read More

Migrant doctors blocked from working due to Home Office delays amid mounting pressure on NHS

Priti Patel urged to act as 'unconscionable’ delays prevent frontline doctors from hospital work → Read More