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Report about support for people seeking asylum – in Leicester Report about support for people seeking asylum – in Leicester

This is a report about support for people seeking asylum in Leicester: asylum-seeker-support-in-leicester  Read More →

Unlocking Immigration Detention: Swansea Unlocking Immigration Detention: Swansea

People are being taken from our communities.  It’s time to stand up and say no. Detention is one of the most harmful aspects of the UK’s asylum and immigration... 

Child refugee talks about his experiences Child refugee talks about his experiences

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MPs raise concerns on treatment of refugees and asylum seekers MPs raise concerns on treatment of refugees and asylum seekers

Write to your MP about this … A group of MPs has made a series of recommendations calling on the Government to improve the support and protection it gives... 

England’s forgotten refugees: Out of the fire and into the frying pan England’s forgotten refugees: Out of the fire and into the frying pan

Refugee Council:  Josephine Basedow and Lisa Doyle May 2016 Recommendations • The Government should introduce an integration support service for newly recognised... 

Equal before the law? Equal before the law?

 The UK government has proposed increasing the fees that need to be paid to appeal an asylum or immigration decision in the First-tier and Upper Tribunal in England... 

Petition: fees for applying for leave to remain Petition: fees for applying for leave to remain

Petition: The Government should not proceed with plans to increase immigration court fees. The Government has proposed a massive increase in the fees that immigrants... 

Support for ‘failed asylum seekers’ under the new Immigration Act Support for ‘failed asylum seekers’ under the new Immigration Act

Here are parts of Schedule 11: Section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (provision of accommodation for failed asylum-seekers, etc ) is repealed. Then: After... 

The Immigration Bill “ping-pong” ends with a glimmer of hope for detention – our statement The Immigration Bill “ping-pong” ends with a glimmer of hope for detention – our statement

12 May 2016: The Immigration Act, scheduled to receive Royal Assent in the coming days, will introduce automatic judicial oversight on the UK’s use of immigration... 

Immigration Bill final stages Immigration Bill final stages

Important changes will be included in the otherwise very negative Immigration Bill which is about to receive ‘royal assent’ and become an Act: 1) automatic... 

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What you can do

Quakers – please fill in this survey Quakers – please fill in this survey

The Quaker Asylum and Refugee Network (QARN) and Quaker Council for European Affairs (QCEA) are collecting information from friends engaged with refugees and... 

How to help refugees and welcome new arrivals – a guide How to help refugees and welcome new arrivals – a guide

Want to know how to help refugees? Written by our frontline staff, here’s Refugee Action’s guide to making refugees welcome in your community.  Read More →

MPs raise concerns on treatment of refugees and asylum seekers MPs raise concerns on treatment of refugees and asylum seekers

Write to your MP about this … A group of MPs has made a series of recommendations calling on the Government to improve the support and protection it gives... 

How to improve support and services for destitute migrants How to improve support and services for destitute migrants

Many migrants find themselves destitute in the UK with no means of supporting themselves, nowhere to sleep and no means to return home. Many have a case for staying... 

Quakers are active all over UK Quakers are active all over UK

We held a Special Interest Group at Britain Yearly Meeting, and a stall in the BYM Market today. There is lots of inspirational activity going on all over the place.... 

No refugees in Britain should be left without refuge. No refugees in Britain should be left without refuge.

And it’s not only the government we’re calling on to act. You can help these forgotten refugees by doing 2 things: Shine a light on this appalling situation... 

Justice is not just for the rich: take action Justice is not just for the rich: take action

Equal before the law? Government proposes huge court fees increase The UK government has proposed increasing the fees that need to be paid to appeal an asylum or... 

New Immigration Act – what can you do? New Immigration Act – what can you do?

If we  wish to write to our MPs about the new Immigration Act 2o16, we should raise the issues of – detention: no maximum time limit has been introduced,... 

Sign the Petition against increased court fees Sign the Petition against increased court fees

Petition: The Government should not proceed with plans to increase immigration court fees. The Government has proposed a massive increase in the fees that immigrants... 

Project Daedalas Project Daedalas

Please have a look at the group’s website and engage with them as appropriate to you: The closure of borders along “The Balkan Road” caused major change... 

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Reports

MPs raise concerns on treatment of refugees and asylum seekers MPs raise concerns on treatment of refugees and asylum seekers

Write to your MP about this … A group of MPs has made a series of recommendations calling on the Government to improve the support and protection it gives to asylum seekers and refugees. In its latest commentary on the quarterly immigration statistics, the Home Affairs Select Committee make a number of criticisms of the way the Government is currently... [Read more of this review]

How to improve support and services for destitute migrants How to improve support and services for destitute migrants

Many migrants find themselves destitute in the UK with no means of supporting themselves, nowhere to sleep and no means to return home. Many have a case for staying in the UK but may struggle to prove it. DOWNLOADS RELATED CONTENT This report looks at: who destitute migrants are and why they are destitute; the services and support that is... [Read more of this review]

England’s forgotten refugees: Out of the fire and into the frying pan England’s forgotten refugees: Out of the fire and into the frying pan

Refugee Council:  Josephine Basedow and Lisa Doyle May 2016 Recommendations • The Government should introduce an integration support service for newly recognised refugees, flexible enough to ensure those facing specific barriers can be supported to access all services to which they are entitled. Whilst all refugees will not need the same level of... [Read more of this review]

National Statistics Detention Published 27 August 2015 National Statistics Detention Published 27 August 2015

Click here for: Detention stats 2015 National Statistics Detention Published 27 August 2015 Contents 1. Key facts 2. Length of detention 3. Children in detention 4. Immigration detainees in prisons 5. Data tables [Read more of this review]  Read More →

Detention Without Walls Detention Without Walls

Detention Without Walls is a self-portrait of people caught in the cracks, between borders, without status. Short film: By Bridget Holtom & team February 29, 2016:  Put together from interviews, poems, photos and material collected through a participatory research project, our film follows the moving story from immigration detention to life... [Read more of this review]

Asylum in the UK: ‘room for improvement’ is putting it mildly Asylum in the UK: ‘room for improvement’ is putting it mildly

RtR: At Right to Remain, we’re always out and about across the UK, meeting with and running workshops for the groups in our network.  This means a lot of train journeys.  Luckily it provides some time to catch up on reading, like the report by the Independent Chief Inspector on the Home Office’s Asylum Casework released last week. We get a very... [Read more of this review]

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]

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