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Asylum Matters Yorkshire & Humber update – 8th December 2021

via Mary at Asylum Matters Urgent action: Please can I also draw your attention to the West Yorkshire joint statement against the Anti-refugee Bill, for which we are now seeking signatories. Please consider signing this statement on behalf of your group/organisation and please share with your wider networks if you can as we need as […]

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Asylum Matters Update: Advocacy, Resources & Recruitment, 8 November 2021

Ongoing advocacy Anti Refugee Bill The Committee stage of the Nationality and Borders Bill has come to an end; and following this week’s recess, the Bill will return to the floor of the House of Commons for its Third Reading. The latest version of the Bill following the Committee stage can be viewed here. Children’s […]

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#TogetherWithRefugees – Coverage of Friday’s Orange Hearts Action

via Colin Archer from Mill Hill Conversation Club Here’s the link to the Yorkshire Evening Post’s article about our Orange Hearts action ‘Together with Refugees’ outside Mill Hill Chapel last Friday: https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/people/leeds-charities-hold-community-gathering-to-challenge-proposed-government-bill-to-remove-rights-from-refugees-3431066 More photos at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157720067997947  

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PARLIAMENTARY INQUIRY BY WOMEN AND EQUALITIES COMMITTEE: ‘Equality and the UK asylum process – closing date 8th November 2021

There’s a parliamentary inquiry by the Women and Equalities Committee, concerning ‘Equality and the UK asylum process’ – more info below. Closing date for evidence is 8 November, in case your organisation would like to submit. Please do share this with your networks. From the webpage: https://committees.parliament.uk/work/1510/equality-and-the-uk-asylum-process/ The Women and Equalities Committee is examining the fairness […]

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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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