asylum seekers

‘My parents tried to pray for me’: How prejudice is driving LGBTQ+ homelessness
Social Justice

‘My parents tried to pray for me’: How prejudice is driving LGBTQ+ homelessness

For young LGBTQ+ people, coming out can often mean being pushed into homelessness. Ali and Courtney shared their stories with The Big Issue for National Coming Out Day.

‘Detention centres destroy people’s mental health’
Opinion

‘Detention centres destroy people’s mental health’

Lamin Joof knows what it’s like to be on the inside of a detention centre. Here, for The Big Issue’s Refugee Special, he details the trauma they inflict.

How can a person be illegal?
Opinion

How can a person be illegal?

As part of The Big Issue’s Refugee Special, human trafficking victim Md Mominul Hamid describes his unique perspective on the injustices of the British legal system.

The problems with the Nationality and Borders Bill 
Opinion

The problems with the Nationality and Borders Bill 

Life as a UK asylum seeker: ‘Will I ever really be safe?’
Opinion

Life as a UK asylum seeker: ‘Will I ever really be safe?’

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Inside the ‘torture’ of the UK immigration system for asylum seekers
News

Inside the ‘torture’ of the UK immigration system for asylum seekers

Priti Patel’s asylum reform is ‘hard-hearted and cruel’
News

Priti Patel’s asylum reform is ‘hard-hearted and cruel’