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Perth and Kinross Community Planning Partnership (2007) Migrant Workers: your questions answered This short brochure produced by Perth and Kinross Community Planning Partnership, addresses some of the common myths that surround immigration and migrant workers. The brochure is presented in a very accessible format and popular myths for example that migrants take local people’s jobs or, are a burden on taxpayers are countered with factual evidence. The Planning Partnership highlights the key roles migrant workers play in the hospitality, catering, tourism, agricultural and care sectors. In some instances immigration has contributed to rural regeneration. The pamphlet also provides a glossary of common terms used in relation to EU migrants. For example, the term ‘A8 migrant’ is clarified and the reciprocal rights of citizens of other EU member states are explained alongside the rights of Scots in the EU. The brochure also tackles common public misconception over migrant entitlement to state benefits, housing, NHS healthcare and addresses the issue of policing. Read More Visit site Free Perth and Kinross Public sector
Scottish Refugee Council (2013) Asylum in Scotland: The Facts This publication by the Scottish Refugee Council (2013) provides a factual guide to issues affecting asylum seekers and refugees in Scotland. The Scottish Refugee Council identified the need for such information to be made available. This report is a response to misinformation found in public opinion polls where asylum is often conflated with regular immigration. In addition, public attitudes towards immigration often confuse multiple issues such as race relations, globalisation and the European Union. Alongside clarifying definitions, this review provides a short informative summary which underlines the fact that asylum seekers are principally seeking safety when they enter the host country. The report also provides accurate statistical data on asylum numbers. It exposes some of the popular misconceptions surrounding asylum as well as showing the human face of asylum seekers and refugees by sharing some of their individual stories. In sum, Asylum in Scotland: The Facts provides an accessible factual guide to the asylum system and is a welcome contribution to informed debate on asylum in Scotland. Read More Visit site Free Asylum seeker, Refugee Scotland Third sector