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The Immigration Bill will be in the House of Lords for the Report Stage on 9 March. The Immigration Bill will be in the House of Lords for the Report Stage on 9 March.

The final day of Committee took place on 9 February and included discussion of the Lord Dubs amendment for the resettlement of 3,000 unaccompanied refugee children... 

Revealed: The thousands of former child refugees deported to Afghanistan and Iraq Revealed: The thousands of former child refugees deported to Afghanistan and Iraq

Thousands of young people who sought refuge in Britain as unaccompanied child asylum seekers have since been deported to war torn countries that are in part controlled... 

Alternatives to detention Alternatives to detention

Alternatives to detention in the UK: from enforcement to engagement? Jerome Phelps The UK detains migrants on a large scale, and has had limited success... 

There Are Alternatives: Revised Edition There Are Alternatives: Revised Edition

5 Feb 2016: There Are Alternatives: Revised Edition: sign up here for information Here is a map of countries using alternatives: http://idcoalition.org/interactive-map-alternatives-to-detention/?location=uk Alternatives... 

Brighton and Hove: Sanctury by the Sea Brighton and Hove: Sanctury by the Sea

With this newsletter we hope to provide you with up to date information on the activities of  Sanctuary on Sea and other City of Sanctuary Groups, sharing exciting... 

Poor health, no wealth, no home Poor health, no wealth, no home

Red Cross report: Fleeing your home and arriving in a new country is a traumatic experience. The British Red Cross supports vulnerable refugees and asylum seekers... 

All the world’s a stage: Shakespeare’s Globe takes Hamlet to Calais All the world’s a stage: Shakespeare’s Globe takes Hamlet to Calais

Guardian: About 300 refugees watch Hamlet – ‘a play that speaks to the human spirit in its darkest moments’ – in biting cold  Hamlet performed... 

DW: More than 10,000 migrant children ‘missing’: Europol DW: More than 10,000 migrant children ‘missing’: Europol

Some 10,000 unaccompanied migrant children have disappeared in Europe since their registered arrivals, according to Europol. The EU police agency fears many may... 

Immigration Bill continues Immigration Bill continues

Amendments at Committee Lord’s Committee takes place on 1 and 3 February next week and a number of amendments relating to asylum support have been tabled. These... 

High-Tech Fortress Europe: FRONTEX and the Dronization of Border Management High-Tech Fortress Europe: FRONTEX and the Dronization of Border Management

European Public Affairs: 27 January 2016 | by Raluca Csernatoni Irregular migration has become one of the top issues on the European Union’s (EU) security agenda... 

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What you can do

Brighton and Hove: Sanctury by the Sea Brighton and Hove: Sanctury by the Sea

With this newsletter we hope to provide you with up to date information on the activities of  Sanctuary on Sea and other City of Sanctuary Groups, sharing exciting... 

What can I do – update What can I do – update

1 February 2016: Gov.uk: Syrian refugees: what you can do to help  The refugees coming under the Vulerable Persons Scheme will have 5 years Leave to Remain in... 

Responses to the QPSW paper about sponsorship below: Responses to the QPSW paper about sponsorship below:

 Updated 1 February 2016: Quakers have been asked to consider the QPSW paper regarding sponsorship of refugees, which will be before Meeting for Sufferings on Saturday... 

Quaker Peace and Social Witness: Private Sponsorship of Refugees Quaker Peace and Social Witness: Private Sponsorship of Refugees

Response invited to: A consultative paper for Meeting for Sufferings, 6 February 2016. Please discuss this with your MfS reps: 1 Summary 1.1 The clerks of Meeting... 

Information needed: People seeking asylum being refused NHS services Information needed: People seeking asylum being refused NHS services

Do you have any information about the following: (a) Any experience during 2015 of asylum seekers/refugees or other migrants being refused access to NHS services... 

Refugees Welcome Refugees Welcome

The Quaker Council for European Affairs are concerned about the harm experienced by refugees travelling to and within Europe. We are calling for safe and legal ways... 

Sample letter: Immigration Bill 2nd Reading 22 December 2015 Sample letter: Immigration Bill 2nd Reading 22 December 2015

Sample letter for you to adapt and send regarding the Immigration Bill which is before the House of Lords on 22 December 2015 (thanks to Still Human Still Here)... 

Refugees Welcome Refugees Welcome

Find out more here: http://www.refugees-welcome.org.uk/were-ready/: Resources: Community Welcome Plan – Each Local Refugee Welcome Committee (Local Committee)... 

IMMIGRATION BILL: SAMPLE LETTER TO MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF LORDS IMMIGRATION BILL: SAMPLE LETTER TO MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF LORDS

I expect you know about the Immigration Bill currently going through Parliament.  If it becomes law, this Bill will make it a whole lot harder to welcome those... 

A guide to taking action to prevent British military action on the people of Syria A guide to taking action to prevent British military action on the people of Syria

What you can do: Following terrorist attacks in Paris on 13 November, the UK Parliament is preparing to debate a proposal for military action in Syria. This is... 

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Reports

Quaker Peace and Social Witness: Private Sponsorship of Refugees Quaker Peace and Social Witness: Private Sponsorship of Refugees

Response invited to: A consultative paper for Meeting for Sufferings, 6 February 2016. Please discuss this with your MfS reps: 1 Summary 1.1 The clerks of Meeting for Sufferings have agreed to allow this additional item to be brought to the Meeting at short notice. At the end of February Quaker Peace & Social Witness Central Committee (QPSWCC) will... [Read more of this review]

Shaw: Review into the Welfare in Detention of Vulnerable Persons Shaw: Review into the Welfare in Detention of Vulnerable Persons

A very important report to the Home Office by Stephen Shaw: [before you press ‘print’  this is 349+ pages long] The Shaw review makes over 60 recommendations, which … Courtesy of ein  … are excerpted below: Recommendation 1: I recommend that the Home Office prepare and publish a strategic plan for immigration detention. Recommendation... [Read more of this review]

QCEA: Castle or community? QCEA: Castle or community?

QCEA organises biennial weekend conferences together with Quaker Peace and Social Witness (QPSW) of Britain Yearly Meeting. Our conferences are intended to stimulate discussion of European issues raised by our advocacy. 2015 Conference: Castle or community? Quakers’ role in building the new Europe. This conference took place from the 4-6 December... [Read more of this review]

Our asylum system is forcing vulnerable teenagers to relive their trauma Our asylum system is forcing vulnerable teenagers to relive their trauma

Guardian: by Gillian Hughes Time and again, we witness unaccompanied refugees suffering mental health problems when they apply for asylum at 18. They need support, not uncertainty At the age of 13, Janan witnessed his father being beaten to death by members of the Taliban in Afghanistan and his mother dragged off into the night. Recognising... [Read more of this review]

Refugees and migrants travel two billion miles in 2015 Refugees and migrants travel two billion miles in 2015

Channel 4: Migrants and refugees travelling to Europe to apply for asylum in 2015 have collectively travelled two billion miles, Channel 4 News can reveal. This analysis demonstrates for the first time the vast distances people have travelled to get to Europe. An interactive video story released by Channel 4 News called Two Billion Miles allows... [Read more of this review]

ECRE ECRE

ECRE Weekly bulletin http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=8e3ebd297b1510becc6d6d690&id=e4a62c74be  Read More →

RECOMMENDED PRINCIPLES and GUIDELINES on HUMAN RIGHTS at INTERNATIONAL BORDERS RECOMMENDED PRINCIPLES and GUIDELINES on HUMAN RIGHTS at INTERNATIONAL BORDERS

OHCHR: RECOMMENDED PRINCIPLES and GUIDELINES on HUMAN RIGHTS at INTERNATIONAL BORDERS. Preface: OHCHR’s Recommended Principles and Guidelines on Human Rights at International Borders contains three recommended principles, all of which are derived from international human rights law and establish the obligation of States to protect, respect and fulfil... [Read more of this review]

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