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Asylum Matters Advocacy and Campaigning – 21st May 2024

Advocacy and campaigning initiatives Rwanda and the Illegal Migration Act The Rwanda policy took another upsetting turn with the Home Office issuing new guidance which expands the group of people who can be removed to Rwanda to include anyone whose asylum claim has been refused, withdrawn or treated as withdrawn and don’t have an ongoing […]

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Increased charges for not-for-profits who provide OISC regulated immigration services – a consultation. Yay!? or nay!?

There is currently a consultation taking place on proposed changes to the Fee Structures for OISC Regulated immigration advice services. Many organisations here in Leeds may be concerned by the increase in cost for non-fee charging sector (These are the OISC regulated providers that do not charge a fee for providing immigration advice). The Freedom […]

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Asylum Matters Advocacy and Campaigns 3/10/23

Advocacy and campaigning initiatives Home Secretary’s speech  The news over the past week has been dominated by the Home Secretary’s appalling speech to the American Enterprise Institute in Washington DC, in which she took aim at the UN 1951 Refugee Convention, claimed that being LGBTQ+ or a woman should not be enough to qualify for […]

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Experiences of Racism in Civil Society Organisations – share your experiences with ACEVO and Voice4Change England by 11th September 2023

[Editorial note: sorry for not posting this sooner – we only saw this today] ACEVO and Voice4Change England are inviting people to take their survey to inform a new programme of work on supporting mainstream civil society on anti-racism and race equity called Home Truths 2.  Black and ethnic minoritised people who have worked in civil […]

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Asylum Matters update 1st August 2023

Advocacy and campaigning initiatives Refugee Ban Bill The United Nations has urged the UK Government to halt the introduction of the Illegal Migration Act and repeal the legislation in full, stating that provisions in the Bill risk undermining the UK’s obligations under international human rights and refugee law.  There has been continued strong and visible […]

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Asylum Matters update 07.06.23 – advocacy, resources and campaigns

Advocacy and campaigning initiatives Refugee Ban Bill The Committee Stage of the Refugee Ban Bill has continued in the House of Lords, with cross-party voices continuing to condemn the UK Government’s proposed measures. The Archbishop of Canterbury has proposed amendments to the Bill on human trafficking and international cooperation. You can find all proposed amendments […]

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Stand up! Speak out! – A toolkit to Resist the Hostile Environment from Solidarity Knows No Borders

Stand Up! Speak Out!  is an online training series developed by members of Solidarity Knows No Borders (SKNB) – a community of migrant justice organisations working in solidarity for dignity and justice.  As the Government ramps up its rhetoric that migrants and refugees are to blame for struggling public services, it’s more important than ever […]

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What’s in the Illegal Migration Bill (aka the Anti-Refugee Bill)? A video summary from Free Movement

Our friends at Free Movement have done an excellent summary of what’s being proposed, and how it’s likely to work (or not). It’s an hour long but it’s really really good. The more people appreciate the importance and the detail of what’s being proposed here, the better. It’s significantly more thorough/thoughtful than anything we’ve read […]

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Help find Business Allies in Leeds to help #LiftTheBan and allow Asylum Seekers to work

via Asylum Masters and Lift The Ban High Street Challenge webinar- 9th March We’re holding a webinar on zoom on Thursday 9th March 12-1pm for campaigners to learn more about our latest campaign initiative, the High Street Challenge; share tips and tactics for winning local business support; and hear from our brilliant business allies who are already […]

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