Courtney Lawrence, 25, was denied emergency housing in May because officials said she needed to show a passport to prove she was eligible for council support, despite the fact that she was born in the UK and has never left the country. As a result she was forced to sofa-surf with her son for five months; she has subsequently been given emergency accommodation in a Travelodge hotel. Her parents both came to the UK as children over 50 years ago.
Though it may have been pushed from the headlines by other news, the "Hostile Environment" would still seem to be in full effect. Read the full article here.