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#CutTheCollaboration – Stop the Home Office building a new immigration enforcement centre

Calling for support!  Anti raids group across the UK have collaborated on a joint action calling for companies profiting from racist borders to #CutTheCollaboration. We’re asking you to help us on Wednesday 13th January with the power of the keyboard. Full event details here: https://fb.me/e/SHuxmM0Z What’s happening? For those who aren’t aware, the Home Office were granted permission […]

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Asylum in Art – A Document of the Exhibition held in October 2020

‘Asylum in Art’ is a photo-voice exhibition taking the audience on an experiential tour of lived reality. Asylum in Art shines a lens on what life is like inside a British Immigration Removal Centre (IRC) and beyond release into a community in Leeds, West Yorkshire. https://theamplificationproject.com/items/show/137  or click on the picture below The exhibition is […]

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Temporary Accommodation Handbook – Refugee Action December 2020

Refugee Action has prepared a Temporary Accommodation Handbook in collaboration with Asylum Matters, Immigration Law Practitioner’s Association (ILPA), DPG Law and others. The Handbook aims to provide practical guidance, resources, and support for organisations working with people residing in hotels and barracks. It can be accessed here: https://bit.ly/ta-handbook This is a collaborative document and we […]

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Home Office reply to Cllr Blake, 1st December 2020

You’ll remember Cllr Blake’s excellent letter expressing concern over Home Office Evictions during lockdown. Curiously, the Home Office reply does not address any of the particular concerns raised by Cllr Blake directly, and instead restates the Home Office’s current position, before ending on this hopeful note:      “I hope you agree that the best […]

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Asylum Matters fortnightly Update on Covid & Asylum 8th December 2020

Cut and pasted from their e-newsletter Ongoing advocacy Research and reports Home Office and Government developments Resources, events, jobs and what we’ve been reading   Ongoing advocacy Stop asylum evictions In light of the pause on evictions from asylum accommodation for people who have been refused asylum following the lockdown in England and ongoing legal […]

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Lord Alf Dubs Lecture and Q+A on family reunion, hosted by Leeds STAR 1st December 2020

What? STAR Leeds are delighted to be joined by the incredible Lord Alf Dubs for an evening lecture on family reunion rights for refugees in the UK, followed by a Q+A! When? 1st December 2020 18:00 Where? The event is online, (for more details https://fb.me/e/4NSeNkvpz) open to all and free to attend Please spread the […]

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Asylum Matter’s Fortnightly C-19 Briefing 10th November 2020

via Mary at Asylum Matters Ongoing advocacy Research and reports Home Office and Government developments Resources and what we’ve been reading Events, jobs and training Ongoing advocacy Asylum Support Rates As you will have heard, ministers have completed the latest review of asylum support rates and are increasing payments by just 3p a week, to […]

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Asylum Matters – Yorkshire and Humber Fortnightly Update 27th October 2020

Ongoing advocacy Research and reports Home Office and Government developments Resources and what we’ve been reading Events, jobs and awards 1. Ongoing advocacy Leeds City Council calls for the Home Secretary to #StopAsylumEvictions   Despite the continuing rise in COVID cases and increasing restrictions in many local areas, the Home Office is still pushing ahead with […]

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‘Empowering Our Communities Through Self-Advocacy’ Online event 28th October

The Advonet Group are holding a free online event to help promote self-advocacy amongst communities in the Leeds area. Empowering Our Communities Through Self-Advocacy is on Wednesday 28th October from 10am-12:30pm. At the event, there will be a coproduction session for refugees, asylum seekers, migrants and people from BME communities. The session will look at […]

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Activist lawyers respond to recent comments by Home Secretary, Priti Patel

Excellent and thorough response from Duncan Lewis lawyers to recent comments made by Ms Patel in her speech to Conservative party Conference and articles like this in the Mail Online: https://www.duncanlewis.co.uk/news/_Attacks_on_Duncan_Lewis_Solicitors_and_legal_aid_undermine_the_rule_of_law_and_an_individual%E2%80%99s_constitutional_right_to_access_to_justice_(7_October_2020).html    

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