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Massively short notice of an event: Seeking your input for Migrant Help new advice contract consultation – 13th February

via Mary at Asylum Matters I’ve been invited by Migration Yorkshire to attend a consultation/discussion event with Migrant Help on the new AIRE contract and I want to make sure I am raising the concerns of the voluntary sector and wider community at the event so they can be taken into account in the development of […]

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Resource of the week #60: Unlocking Detention’s “Home Office Phrasebook”

Unlocking Detention have produced a great opinion/think piece called “Your pocket Home Office phrasebook: A dialect of dehumanisation.” It’s a polemical piece that some people might disagree with – but it’s a useful and timely reflection on the language we use about the people we work alongside. Click on the link, or the picture below  […]

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If Immigration Enforcement pay your organisation a visit: asylum seekers’ rights and responsibilities whilst volunteering

The following is an opinion piece by Jon Beech, Director of LASSN and should not be read as legal advice issued by the LMP to its members. Please direct any comments or questions to [email protected] directly LASSN have heard about an unfortunate  – hopefully isolated – incident in the last week where a voluntary organisation had […]

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Sanctuary in Parliament 2018 – write to your MP

via Leeds City Of Sanctuary Sanctuary in Parliament 2018 will soon be upon us  You can find more info about this years event here and also read about past SiPs here and here.  It’s a great opportunity to engage with our MPs on refugee issues and influence their decision making processes to ensure the UK is […]

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The National Conversation on Immigration – Findings on Refugee Protection

This content was stolen from City of Sanctuary’s October Newsletter  British Future and Hope not Hate have recently published their final report on ‘The National Conversation on Immigration’ – the biggest-ever public consultation on immigration and integration.  City of Sanctuary have posted a brilliant summary if its findings on their website  – but if you want […]

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Leeds Migrant Health Board – update on Priorities

via Jon at LASSN The Leeds Migrant Health Board – is next due to meet on Wednesday 7th November at 2pm. I will be going on behalf of the Leeds Migration Partnership You’ll remember the first Migrant Health Board priority was to get some clarity on how the Charging Regs for Overseas Visitors would be implemented in […]

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Contribute to Migration Yorkshire’s response to the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) inquiry on immigration and integration

via Ewa at Migration Yorkshire The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Social Integration has recently announced a call for evidence for the Second Stage of its inquiry into how the UK’s immigration system could promote integration. The issues being considered at this stage are ESOL provision and devolution of immigration policy. Please see the […]

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