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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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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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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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Home Office Weekly Update: w/c 15th July 21

Weekly update from Home Office and Strategic Migration Partnership call on 15th July 2021. Over 800 new arrivals claiming asylum over the last weekend which means that work is continuing rapidly to stand up hotels.  Work ongoing to consider other potential accommodation. A significant amount need to be moved from detention to be legally compliant […]

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LMP Zoom Chat on 15th June 2021 will host Migration & Homelessness Working Group

Migration and Homelessness Action Group (Part of the Leeds Migration Partnership) Tuesday 15th June, 12:30 – 1.45pm The LMP meeting will start at 12.30 and the Homeless Charter agenda will run from 12.45 till 1.45pm. The minutes from the last meeting are here. Homeless Charter Agenda:  Lived experience stories and actions Supporting people with No […]

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Leeds Hardship Fund for Destitute Asylum Seekers – Steering Group 10am 11th June 2021

As discussed at the last LMP catch-up meeting – Steering Group Members need to decide if the Hardship Fund has a role to play in easing destitution in Leeds over Summer 2021. Please find attached the Hardship Arrangements for 2020-21 – (how people accessed it last year) the report for the last winter 2020-2021 and […]

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Asylum support: all negative cessations (evictions) are currently halted – 17th May 2021

Important news re cessation and refusals of asylum support via ASAP and Vicky at Migration Yorkshire All negative cessations are currently halted. In an unexpected turn of events, the court has granted an injunction preventing the Home Office from making any decision under the most recent cessation policy (see email from Alice on 26th April […]

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