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Asylum Matters Advocacy and Campaigning – 21st May 2024

Advocacy and campaigning initiatives Rwanda and the Illegal Migration Act The Rwanda policy took another upsetting turn with the Home Office issuing new guidance which expands the group of people who can be removed to Rwanda to include anyone whose asylum claim has been refused, withdrawn or treated as withdrawn and don’t have an ongoing […]

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Asylum Matters Advocacy Update – 2nd May 2024

Advocacy and campaigning initiatives Rwanda The Safety of Rwanda Bill has been passed and government announced plans to begin the preparations for deportations with an expectation that flights would leave in 10-12 weeks. Sunday saw the government announce that arrests will commence, with commentary suggesting this has been timed around the Local Elections.  It has […]

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Resource of the week – Info around the detention of asylum seekers/Rwanda deportations, April 24

At today’s LMP Strategy group, there was a brief discussion of the Rwanda Bill, and the almost complete absence of a plan for how the new legislation will be enacted.  The following resources have been collated by NACCOM and we have shamelessly cut and pasted them here, in an attempt to fill the void that’s […]

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Job: Bradford City of Sanctuary Director NJC SCP’s 25 -28 (currently £33,945 – £36,648) pro rata for 21 hrs/week – deadline 9am 7th May 2024

Since our launch back in 2008, Bradford City of Sanctuary (BCoS) has been part of the rapidly growing national CoS movement. Our vision is to stimulate a culture of welcome and inclusion in the city for asylum seekers and refugees. We aim to build understanding and support, as well as promote opportunities for employment, volunteering […]

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Update from Asylum matters and NACCOM – briefing for Local Authoritiesm, April 24

The Illegal Migration Act has barely been enacted, yet. This excellent briefing from Asylum Matters and NACCOM is aimed at Local Authorities, but it’s an excellent statement of where we’re at, and what we still need to prepare for. (Unless we can persuade our politicians to change the law. It’s happened before.)   

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Asylum Matters, Advocacy and Campagning Update – April 19th 2024

Advocacy and campaigning initiatives Rwanda The Safety of Rwanda Bill has been back in Parliament this week. With the Bill being debated twice in the Lords and the Commons. The Lords amendments have now been reduced to two; one exempting people that have served alongside UK Military from removal to Rwanda, and one requiring a […]

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Great resource to help encourage courageous conversations about refugee rights

City of Sanctuary have put together a great resource, ‘10 Tips to have Courageous Conversations‘, really thoughtful and practical suggestions regarding how to respond to challenging comments that you might hear. They also have a “Speak up for Sanctuary” webinar and handbook that teach you how to counter hostile rhetoric, how to engage with MP’s, […]

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Associate Organiser Migrant & Refugee Organising (MaRO): West Yorkshire: 37.5 hrs/wk £29k – Citizens UK – deadline 26th April 24

Associate Organiser – West Yorkshire Employment Type: Full time 37.5 hours per week/ 24-month fix term contract Location: Hybrid · Leeds, UK Salary: Starting from £29,071 (GBP) Closing date: 10:00am, 26 April 2024 BST Citizens UK We are Citizens UK. We’re working together to make change on the issues that matter, from campaigning for zebra […]

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Asylum matters Y&H update – 28th March 2024

Advocacy and campaigning initiatives Rwanda Last week, the Government suffered a further seven defeats in the House of Lords as peers voted in favour of seven amendments to the Safety of Rwanda Bill. Amendments included excluding victims of modern slavery from deportation to Rwanda, and permitting ministers or immigration officials to have the power to […]

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