Immigration Detention in Australia: A quick guide to the statistics – Parlinfo

Extract from an article by Janet Phillips,  Social Policy This guide provides current statistics on immigration detainees in Australia (onshore) since 1989-90. It updates the appendices of a more detailed Parliamentary Library research paper, Immigration detention in Australia (2013). The research paper includes an overview of the historical and political context surrounding mandatory immigration detention … [Read More] Immigration Detention in Australia: A quick guide to the statistics – Parlinfo

Young Refugees Urge Ministers Not to End Unaccompanied Minors Scheme – The Guardian (UK)

Extract Seventeen refugees who made it to UK write letter calling for ‘safe, legal routes for young people to find protection’ A group of young asylum seekers and refugees who arrived in Britain as children have urged the government not to close the Dubs scheme to help unaccompanied minors fleeing persecution. In an open letter … [Read More] Young Refugees Urge Ministers Not to End Unaccompanied Minors Scheme – The Guardian (UK)

Pathway Planning with Unaccompanied Young People Leaving Care: Biographical narratives of past, present, and future – Child & Family Social Work

ABSTRACT This article presents findings from a qualitative study with Unaccompanied Young People (UYP) who have sought asylum alone in the UK without a parent or guardian. The findings explore how UYP create biographical narratives of their past, present, and future as they prepare to leave care, suggesting that UYP who have settled immigration status … [Read More] Pathway Planning with Unaccompanied Young People Leaving Care: Biographical narratives of past, present, and future – Child & Family Social Work

Unpredictability, Invisibility and Vulnerability: Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Minors’ Journeys to Australia – Journal of Refugee Studies

ABSTRACT This qualitative study investigated the refugee journey of 17 males who arrived in Australia as unaccompanied asylum-seeking minors between 2009 and 2013, and were granted protection visas. The article focuses on the four conceptual challenges of refugee journeys, as identified recently by BenEzer and Zetter: temporal characteristics; drivers and destinations; the process/content of the … [Read More] Unpredictability, Invisibility and Vulnerability: Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Minors’ Journeys to Australia – Journal of Refugee Studies

Europe Sees Rise in Unaccompanied Minors Seeking Asylum, with almost half from Afghanistan – Pew Research Centre

Extract Men and women, old and young have all been part of the recent surge of asylum seekers into the European Union, Norway and Switzerland. But a lesser-known story about this surge is the rapid rise in child migrants traveling without an adult guardian. Since 2008, about 198,500 unaccompanied minors have entered Europe seeking asylum, … [Read More] Europe Sees Rise in Unaccompanied Minors Seeking Asylum, with almost half from Afghanistan – Pew Research Centre

Understanding the Perspectives of Refugee Unaccompanied Minors Using a Computer-Assisted Interview – FQS

ABSTRACT This article reports analyses of the perspectives on their wellbeing expressed by four unaccompanied minor refugees resettling in Australia. We used a computer-assisted interview (CAI) to set up a research environment to facilitate young people’s expressions and to treat them and their expressed perspectives with respect and integrity. Participants’ data are represented in tables … [Read More] Understanding the Perspectives of Refugee Unaccompanied Minors Using a Computer-Assisted Interview – FQS

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