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Destitute migrants unlawfully forced into homelessness, High Court rules

Destitute migrants have been unlawfully forced into homelessness or held for prolonged periods in detention because the Home Office is using a “systematically unfair” policy to determine their eligibility for accommodation, the High Court has ruled.

One South African man spent nine months living in a tent as a result of being denied accommodation by the government when leaving immigration detention, during which he was unable to wash and eat regularly, and lacked electricity and running water.

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