Refugee Week 2017 at Friends’ House, Euston Road, London

Dear Friends, 

Refugee Week is taking place from 20-25 June. It is an open platform for organisations to organise events amplifying the voices of people seeking sanctuary. Many meetings will be organising events for this, from talks to all-age semi-programmed Meetings for Worship. If your meeting is organising an event in Refugee Week please let me know so I can help promote it. Continue reading “Refugee Week 2017 at Friends’ House, Euston Road, London”

Involved with a signing support group?

Right to Remain is looking to gather information about the current situation of reporting and how support groups operate across the UK:

  • Are you involved with a signing support group, or do you accompany people to their reporting event?
  • Is reporting conducted in your community, or has it relocated recently?
  • If you are required to report, do you face a lengthy, costly, and/or difficult journey?
  • Do you have any support, or would you like someone to accompany you at your reporting event?

Get in touch by commenting on our blog post here or by emailing lisa@righttoremain.org.uk

New Fast-Track Immigration Appeal Rules Proposed

A new fast-track system to speed up immigration and asylum appeals for those in detention has been drawn up. The new rules, which if accepted would apply to failed asylum seekers and ex-offenders, could speed up about 2,000 cases every year as the time between an initial decision and conclusion of an appeal to the First-tier Tribunal would be capped at between 25 and 28 working days. The previous fast-track system was suspended in 2015 after the Court of Appeal accepted that it was unlawful due to the speed of the process and insufficient safeguards for those making appeals. Continue reading “New Fast-Track Immigration Appeal Rules Proposed”

Doctors of the World Launch #StopSharing Patient Data Campaign

Doctors of the World Launch #StopSharing Patient Data Campaign – Help Spread the Word

Doctors of the World has just launched its #StopSharing campaign calling on the UK government to stop using NHS patients’ personal information to track down migrants. The deal struck in January between the Home Office and NHS Digital gives the Home Office easier access to migrant patients’ information, such as addresses, and allows them to track down, arrest and deport undocumented migrants. Patient confidentiality is essential for NHS staff to be able to do their job – and yet they have not been consulted about this deal, with concerns raised by medical organisations ignored. Continue reading “Doctors of the World Launch #StopSharing Patient Data Campaign”