Southampton is a large city on the south coast of England with a population of 228,600 (Office of National Statistics 2006).

Based around a port, its role as a key entry point to the UK has meant that Southampton has played a significant role in the history of migration in this country. In Southampton today, asylum seekers and refugees from many different countries take their place amongst established communities that originate from the Commonwealth countries and settled in the city from the 1960s onwards (Southampton City Council, 2006).

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