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Nationality and Borders Information/Rwanda Update – Info from LMP Meeting on 26th May 2022

At the Leeds Migration Partnership strategy group meeting on the 26th May 2022, Seb Kleir from Refugee Council shared a presentation about the Nationality and Borders Act  Seb did add the following update following the meeting: On people who may be removed to Rwanda As per the inadmissibility guidance (https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1073965/Inadmissibility_-_safe_third_country_cases.pdf) this only applies to people […]

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Asylum Matters update, 7th June 2022

More updates from Asylum Matters Ongoing advocacy Linton-on-Ouse ‘accommodation centre’ Residents of Linton-on-Ouse, and their representatives have continued to campaign to stop the wholly unsuitable large-scale facility planned in their village. Following action by Hambleton District Council, the Yorkshire Post reported a delay to the Home Office’s plans on 30 May, stating that ‘no final […]

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Asylum Mattters Update, 27th April 2022

[please note, this was originally sent on 27/4/22  – so references to “today” means 27th, “last night” 26th etc ] Response to Government announcements on asylum system  Last week, the Home Secretary signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Rwanda for the processing of people seeking asylum in that country, rather than in […]

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Leeds Regional Report, April-June 2022 from Migration Yorkshire

5 pages of bang up to date info from (Stefan at) Migration Yorkshire, all viewed from the perspective of folks living and working in the Leeds Region. If you’re reading this post, we absolutely guarantee you’ll find something of interest in here… UK Migration Statistics and Trends Ukraine UK borders and immigration policy Asylum Hong […]

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Operation PITTING cases in community (refugees from Kabul) – escalating cases for caseworking by the Home Office

The Home Office have requested any enquires in relation to families who were evacuated from Kabul to the UK as part of Operation PITTING (August 2021) who are not currently living in Home Office bridging hotel accommodation or in properties are facilitated through the Local Authority (LA) resettlement programme. This largely applies to families who left quarantine […]

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Minutes of the West Yorkshire Sub Regional Migration Group – February 2022

This is the West Yorkshire Group that brings local Authorities, Home Office and their various contractors (Mears, Migrant Help) together, to discuss and plan Migration. You’ll remember Ally Swadling from PAFRAS is the Leeds VCS rep. These notes are excellent and contain really helpful information from both Migrant Help and Mears, who have both withdrawn […]

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Operation PITTING cases in community (refugees from Kabul) – escalating cases for caseworking by the Home Office

via Sam Powell at LCC The Home Office have requested any enquires in relation to families who were evacuated from Kabul to the UK as part of Operation PITTING (August 2021) who are not currently living in Home Office bridging hotel accommodation or in properties are facilitated through the Local Authority (LA) resettlement programme. This […]

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Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme (ACRS) – Info from UK Gov January 2022

The Minister for Afghan Resettlement formally opened the Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme (ACRS) on 6 January 2022. The statement is available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/oral-statement-on-the-afghan-citizens-resettlement-scheme Guidance on the Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme (ACRS) is available here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/afghan-citizens-resettlement-scheme#full-publication-update-history 

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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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