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Kenya to Everton - via Newcastle

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Jacob Vieira might have mixed loyalties tonight.

The refugee from Kenya has been helped by both clubs as he has found a new life through football.

Refugee Jacob Vieira when he played football in Kenya
Jacob Vieira
Jacob (right) trains with Muhoroni FC in Kenya
Tijuana migrants: The growing asylum crisis on the US border
Thousands of migrants on the US-Mexico border face months of waiting for their claims to be processed.

Jersey people 'willing to welcome child refugees'

BBC Radio Jersey

Islanders are willing to open their homes to child refugees, but the States of Jersey needs further advice before it can be done, says St Helier Constable Simon Crowcroft.

It follows comments last month by British Labour Politician Lord Alf Dubs who said the Crown Dependencies have a duty to help relieve the refugee crisis in Europe.

Mr Crowcroft is asking the States to consider working with the UK government to find a way to accept an "appropriate number" of child refugees to the island.

He said: "If it is possible to do it, it may well be there are no laws that need changing, we simply need to make sure there is appropriate support network over here."

How Elton John’s Rocket Man changed my life

Refugee Majid Adin's life changed when he went in for a competition run by Sir Elton John
Majid Adin is an Iranian refugee whose life was changed when he entered a competition to make an animation for Sir Elton John's Rocket Man. Jo Fidgen takes up the story.

Image description: One of Majid Adin's amazing illustrations for his ‘Rocket Man’ video 
Image credit: Stephen McNally and Majid Adin