Proposed relocation of Harmondsworth and Colnbrook IRCs

Proposed relocation of Harmondsworth and Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centres
Following the launch of the public consultation on the expansion of Heathrow Airport earlier this week, Eiri Ohtani, Director of Detention Forum has written a blog outlining proposals to replace Harmondsworth and Colnbrook (Heathrow) IRCs, and the campaign against this spearheaded by End Heathrow Immigration Detention (EHID). EHID now has a website and twitter account where you can find out more and take action.

Sanctuary Appeal 2020

Sanctuary Appeal 2020

Help us keep Sanctuary Everywhere going in 2020! Sanctuary Everywhere has caught the attention of Quakers. Almost 100 meetings – more than one in five of all local and area meetings – are signed up as Sanctuary Meetings. Friends across the country have set up refugee accompanying and befriending schemes, provided accommodation, offered English lessons and campaigned to end deportations. Continue reading “Sanctuary Appeal 2020”

QCEA campaign against anti-migrant hate speech

QCEA’s campaign needs your support!

As you may know, QCEA is currently running a campaign against anti-migrant hate speech on social media in the context of the upcoming European Parliament elections. It’s called #ChooseRespect. We’re trying to build a more civil and positive narrative around people on the move, based on the idea that hate speech has real-world consequences – including at the ballot box. Continue reading “QCEA campaign against anti-migrant hate speech”

Rethinking Security

New: curriculum resources for 11-14 year-olds “Do We Need To Rethink Security?”

In partnership with our colleagues at Quaker Peace and Social Witness and Forces Watch, we have produced a curriculum resource pack for use with children in lower secondary school or similar educational settings. The resource pack is available to download from the TES website. Please have a look, and do share this information with any teachers / educators whom you think might be interested. Reviews on the website would also be most welcome.  Continue reading “Rethinking Security”

‘Cavalier’ Home Office failing in its responsibility for immigration detention

‘Cavalier’ Home Office failing in its responsibility for immigration detention   21 March 2019

The Home Office has shown a shockingly cavalier attitude in its approach to immigration detention and overseen serious failings in almost every area of the immigration detention process, a new report by the Home Affairs Committee has found. Continue reading “‘Cavalier’ Home Office failing in its responsibility for immigration detention”

Inspection Report Published: An inspection of the policies and practices of the Home Office … relating to charging and fees

4 April 2019: Inspection Report Published: An inspection of the policies and practices of the Home Office’s Borders, Immigration and Citizenship Systems relating to charging and fees

The Chief Inspector’s report on the Home Office’s mechanisms for charging for services, published 4 April 2019 Continue reading “Inspection Report Published: An inspection of the policies and practices of the Home Office … relating to charging and fees”

UK urged to end unfair fees for child citizenship applicants

4 April 2019 Guardian: UK urged to end unfair fees for child citizenship applicants: Home Office should also refund fees from failed requests, says immigration watchdog

The Home Office should consider scrapping controversial immigration fees charged to children from families who can’t afford it and refund profits made from failed citizenship applications, according to an official watchdog. Continue reading “UK urged to end unfair fees for child citizenship applicants”