Right to Remain toolkit to navigate the system

Prepared in August 2018: Our Toolkit is based on people’s experience of the asylum and immigration system, ideas and actions they have found helpful to navigate the system and survive. https://righttoremain.org.uk/preparing-in-case-of-detention-update/

Thank you to Freed Voices for the feedback which has led to updating this page on detention.

Campaigning for the Right to Work for People Seeking Asylum

Asylum Matters: 16.10.2018: Join us in Campaigning for the Right to Work for People Seeking Asylum
Asylum Matters has come together today with more than 80 charities, think tanks, faith groups, businesses and trade unions to launch the ‘Lift the Ban’ campaign calling on the Government to grant the right to work to people seeking asylum.

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Westminster Hall debate on refugee homelessness

Asylum Matters: On Tuesday 17th July 2018 Kate Green MP was joined by MPs for a Westminster Hall Debate on refugee homelessness – full transcript available here. Unfortunately, a Home Office Minister was not present to answer the debate, and instead questions were presented to Nigel Adams, from the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG).

The debate centred around the inadequate length of time provided by the 28-day grace period to secure a tenancy and income resulting in homelessness among newly granted refugees. Continue reading “Westminster Hall debate on refugee homelessness”

Liberty report: A Guide to the Hostile Environment

Liberty report: A Guide to the Hostile Environment

Conclusions: This guide to the hostile environment may make for difficult reading, but its purpose is to help us to know our enemy.

Internal border controls amount to state-sanctioned discrimination
and are fundamentally incompatible with the human rights laws the
UK is signed up to. Continue reading “Liberty report: A Guide to the Hostile Environment”

Global Justice: the hostile environment does not work

Another blow for May’s hostile environment for immigrantsAisha Dodwell  20 February 2018

In the space of just two weeks, two separate parliamentary select committees have issued two damning blows to the government’s policy to create a ‘hostile environment’ for immigrants.  Continue reading “Global Justice: the hostile environment does not work”

Quakers: Sanctuary Everywhere Manifesto – challenging the ‘hostile environment’

Drawing of a woman, man, child and baby.Challenging immigration policies 5.12.2017

Britain’s Quakers are pledging to challenge immigration policies. The position takes a stand against the scandal of indefinite immigration detention, pledges support for ‘new, peaceful, safer routes of migration’, and opposes the possibility of unjust deportations and forced removals.

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Hosting Toolkit: A Resource for Hosting Schemes

NACCOM members including Homeless Link have recently launched the ‘Hosting Toolkit’, a comprehensive guide for schemes accommodating destitute asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants. The resource has been developed in response to growth in hosting provision across the UK (particularly over the last 2 years) and is designed to be a practical guide both for people exploring hosting for the first time and for existing schemes wanting to learn from others. You can find the toolkit here and partners are encouraged to share with their networks and promote on social media using #hostingtoolkit. Homeless Link have published a feature blog on their website, guest written by Vicki Harris from Action Hosting in Newcastle. You can read the blog here.