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The Home Office has announced a new policy ending automatic settlement for refugees after 5 years. The policy states that ‘all those who apply for settlement protection after completing the appropriate probationary period of limited leave will be subjected to a safe return review’. The idea of ‘safe return reviews’ was introduced by Theresa May while she was Home Secretary in her 2015 Conservative Party Conference speech with the stated intention behind it to ensure that ‘only those who continue to need protection benefit from settlement on this route’. Concerns cited around the policy include the impact on the integration opportunities of refugees, particularly in terms of challenges in accessing work and education given automatic settlement is no longer guaranteed, as well as the bureaucratic burden on the Home Office to actively review individual cases. A response from Refugee Council is here.
Thanks, to Asylum Matters
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Click on this link for Gina Clayton’s powerpoint: Forced Migration in the UK
- Forced Migration in the UK: National policy, CURRENT TRENDS and Local Activism
The UK asylum process is described in full here: http://www.asylumineurope.org/reports/country/united-kingdom.
An excellent guide to the process is here: http://righttoremain.org.uk/toolkit/.
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On the whole, the inspection team says that the there have been improvements to the detention condition. The team makes two main recommendations covering two issues: 1) long term detention and 2) that the prison-like infrastructure is not appropriate and needs improvement.
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Andrew Lane from QCEA:
Right2Be video: Through first-hand narrative of asylum seekers and a number of organisations who support them, this short film made by Warwick law students, provides an insight into the life of asylum seekers highlighting the difficulties they face, the absence of legal protection and the lacuna created thereafter. In the video, Right to Remain explains the barriers people face in the asylum process, and how this can mean that people cannot access justice and establish their legal rights. Read more
Having difficulty with the website – just testing … so for now here is a picture of Maud’s smile at Woodbrooke 🙂
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Some photos from the Conference, and from the beautiful garden at Woodbrooke Read more
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Minute from the ‘Forced Migration: how can Quakers respond’ Conference held at Woodbrooke 3-5 February 2017;
Hosted by the Quaker Asylum and Refugee Network, Quaker Council on European Affairs, Quaker United Nations Office, Quaker Peace and Social Witness and Woodbrooke.
We remind Quakers of Advices & Queries 33 and 32: Read more
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