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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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Celebrating Refugees – Online Refugee Week event with MPs Friday 18th June 2pm

Celebrating Refugees in Yorkshire On Friday 18th June at 2-3.30pm, Refugee Council and City of Sanctuary (Leeds) are hosting a regional, online MP engagement event for Refugee Week. The event will bring together sanctuary seekers, MPs and their constituents from across our region to learn about refugees, hear their stories, and celebrate the contributions they make […]

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Save the date: Leeds MPs confirmed for asylum round table at LMP Chat on Tuesday 29th June 2021

More details to follow, but Hilary Benn and Alex Sobel are already confirmed they’ll be coming along to the LMP Chat, 12:30 on 29th June – and we’re hoping to attact even more. We’re hoping to run it along the lines of Question Time – where people can ask questions in advance, and are then […]

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Event on Tuesday 4th May to complete consultation on proposed immigration plans

via Asylum Matters, Migrants Organise and Leeds Anti-Raids 🚨 Priti’s “New Plan” for Immigration? It’s the #HostileEnvironment 2.0. We say ⛔ NO!⛔ Migrants Organise, Asylum Matters and Leeds Anti Raids Action are hosting an online event next Tuesday 4th May at 6pm to support people in filling in the consultation on the proposed immigration plans. We are […]

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Developing Strategic Leadership for under-represented Communities – via Voluntary Action Leeds

Voluntary Action Leeds is starting a new project that aims to support the development of people from underrepresented communities. The project will help underrepresented communities access opportunities to become school governors trustees, as well as support in becoming strategic influencers and improve their own organisations governance structures. And organisations who want to be more diverse […]

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