A 38-year-old Sudanese asylum seeker has been arrested.
Many times banks ask for a passport before allowing someone to open an account, but often asylum seekers won’t have a passport, and if they do have one then the government will likely take it while they are looking at their claim for asylum.
The EU's new migration proposal was discussed for the first time by the bloc's interior ministers today, beginning what is likely to be a long and uncertain process.
UK and French immigration ministers held talks in Paris on Tuesday after a recent surge in migrants trying to reach England in small boats.
It comes after a number of migrants who recently crossed from the breakaway north to the internationally recognised south of Cyprus tested positive to COVID-19.
After decades of conflict and instability, around 2.5 million Afghans have sought asylum overseas, many of them in Europe. But the war torn country is also a destination for refugees fleeing neighbouring states, including Pakistan and Iran.