As if things weren’t difficult enough, right now. Best of luck everyone.
Briefing paper from the Migration Observatory about children of migrants who are under age 18 living in the UK. It looks at numbers and shares of foreign-born and non-UK citizen children, immigration statuses and pathways to citizenship, economic circumstances, and academic performance.
West Yorkshire has secured a devolution deal with central government that will see us electing a mayor of West Yorkshire in 2021. The mayor will have powers and funds to make changes at a local level that can improve the lives of people living in West Yorkshire. Asylum Matters and Same Skies recently convened a […]
This newsletter focus on OISC requirements regarding supporting EU Settlement Scheme applications. EU Settlement Scheme and immigration advice: Local organisation providing supports regarding the EU Settlement Scheme shall ensure that they are fully compliant with the requirements of the Office of the Immigration Service Commissioner (OISC) in the services they deliver. Any basic immigration advice […]
Edited highlights of Asylum Matters’ most recent newsletter 1. Migrant Help Update on the AIRE Contract Migrant Help has issued a further update on the performance of its AIRE service – see attached. The letter notes that call answer times into the First Response Centre (FRC) have been at an average of under one minute […]
Excellent local resources for folks with an interest in Universal Credit, via Dave P from UPA East Leeds West Leeds North Leeds South Leeds
The UK left the EU on the 31st January 2020. This means that the Withdrawal (which has been ratified by the UK and EU Parliaments) came into force as well on the 31st January. This means that we avoided a No-Deal situation and that we have entered the ‘Transition Period’ (or the implementation period). Immediate […]
With thanks and respect to Andrea, whose patience with our cutting and pasting of her emails remains a lesson to us all Migrant Help Update on AIRE Service Migrant Help have shared another update on the AIRE service – see letter attached from 13 January. The letter notes that since 9th January the daily average […]
The Home Office have issued an update (full text below) In summary, their two key points are The Migrant Help telephone is now compliant – with calls being answered within a minute If you’ve been sidestepping the Helpline and going to Mears directly to sort out repairs, please stop. Any difficulties, please remember Mary from […]
Stolen from Asylum Matters The immigration statistics for the year ending September 2019 have been released today. Key asylum figures are below and you can find the data tables here. Some headlines from the stats are below: There were 34,354 asylum applications in the UK (main applicants only) in the year ending September 2019, 22% […]
Free Movement have summarised the party lines on immigration in election manifestos: Conservative will continue to grant asylum and support to refugees fleeing persecution “with the ultimate aim of helping them to return home if it is safe to do so.” They will boost English language teaching to empower migrants and help them to integrate. […]
Updates on AIRE Service Serco Lock-Change Evictions Appeal Refused Migration Observatory: Local Data Guide & Asylum Briefing Refugee Week Leadership Project – Call for Applications Crisis Policy Seminar: Ending Homelessness Together – Tues 26 Nov STAR Annual Student Conference – Sat 23 Nov 1. Updates on AIRE Service Migrant Help have issued further […]