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Asylum Matters: Y&H update: fortnightly developments on Covid-19 and asylum 4th March 2021

Please see below recent updates relating to Covid-19 and its impact on asylum and migration, including a few regional updates at the end. Ongoing advocacy Asylum accommodation The Home Office’s decision to house people seeking asylum in army barracks has remained under intense scrutiny, as campaigners and politicians continue to fight to #CloseTheBarracks. Hundreds joined […]

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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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Local Authority support to destitute asylum seekers with NRPF “will be scaled down and end”

Jon Beech from LASSN writes: Regular readers will remember the post we did on Homelessness in Leeds and the potential impact that the end of Everybody In programme would have on destitute asylum seekers with No Recourse to Public Funds. Since then various LMP members have been asking Leeds City Council for a statement of […]

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Your help needed: joint letter to Leeds City Council to prevent evictions from asylum accommodation into homelessness – deadline 6th October 2020

Dear LMP members and readers, The Home Office recently announced and commenced plans to resume eviction proceedings for those who have been refused asylum. Without immediate action, people across our communities could be forced into street homelessness and destitution in a matter of days and weeks. This would not be acceptable under normal circumstances, but […]

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