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Resource of the week: City of Sanctuary’s Guidance for organisations inviting refugees as speakers

Many of our orgs are approached by people wanting to hear refugees or asylum seekers to talk about their experiences. Please see and share this guidance which was developed in consultation with the [City of] Sanctuary Ambassador network to ensure that invitations for people with lived experience to speak are positive and constructive experiences for all those […]

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Asylum Matters Yorkshire and Humber update: 16th September 2021

Thanks as usual to Asylum Matters for such an excellent briefing, which as usual, we produce in full Ongoing advocacy #Anti-Refugee Bill Campaigners and others continue to point out how the measures in the Government’s Nationality and Borders Bill – or anti-refugee bill –  will impact on all people seeking sanctuary in the UK, including […]

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Leeds City Council working towards becoming a Council of Sanctuary

Dear Leeds, We are very happy to share that Leeds City Council have committed to joining the City of Sanctuary LA Network and working towards becoming a Council of Sanctuary.  The City of Sanctuary Local Authority Network aims :- To support the development of a network of local authorities that are working towards the City […]

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Asylum Matters Update, 2nd September 2021

Ongoing advocacy Afghanistan crisis Under the Afghan Relocation and Assistance Policy (ARAP) resettlement scheme, at least 8000 people have been evacuated from Kabul airport since 13 August. Following public pressure, on the 17th August the UK Government also announced the Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme (ACRS), which will resettle 20,000 Afghan refugees over five years, with […]

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Asylum Matters update 22th July 2021 – Bill second reading, resources for asylum support rates review and more

another update from Asylum Matters Ongoing Advocacy Nationality and Borders Bill/ New Plan for Immigration This week the Nationality and Borders Bill passed second reading in the House of Commons with 366 MPs voting in favour and 265 voting against. The Home Secretary, Priti Patel, introduced the Bill by noting that the Government was acting […]

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Sign the joint letter to Leeds City Council asking them to take action against the New Plan for Immigration

Dear LMP members and citizens of Leeds, Join us in writing to Leeds City Council, asking them to take action to make clear our city’s opposition to the Government’s New Plan for Immigration. We welcome support from across the Leeds community. We welcome signatures from individuals as well as groups and organisations. Please see the […]

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Asylum Matters: Contact Your MP on the Ant-Refugee Bill ahead of Second Reading in Parliament w/c 19th July 2021

A campaigning message from Mary at Asylum Matters. The only thing we’d add to this message is the advice from Hilary Benn on the last LMP chat – if you’re writing to your MP try and make it your own (as another former MP once put it: “I read the ones that constituents actually wrote, […]

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