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Asylum seekers, volunteering and the law

via Jon at LASSN Many organisations in Leeds offer volunteering opportunities to asylum seekers and refugees. This throws up a number of different issues, especially around background checks, safeguarding, and what kind of volunteering is permitted for people who are subject to immigration control.    Jon Beech from LASSN recently spoke at a VAL event and […]

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Home Office ends policy of automatic settlement for refugees after five years

via Andrew at LRF and Lucy at NACCOM A couple of excellent articles on the new Government policy to review refugees’ status after 5 years  – that came out last Thursday https://www.freemovement.org.uk/home-office-ends-policy-automatic-settlement-refugees-five-years/ https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/09/refugees-applying-to-live-in-uk-face-being-sent-home-after-five-years

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A Decade of Immigration in the British Press

The Migration Observatory have published, A Decade of Immigration in the British Press, covering 2006-2015. The report finds that national newspapers moved their focus from illegal immigration to the scale of legal immigration and the need for “control”. It also highlights that nearly half of all stories analysed relied on statements or arguments made by […]

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Still Human, Still Here Papers: July 2016

An extraordinarily dense amount of info here – so here’s a summary of things that stood out Action points from the SHSH Quarterly Meeting in July included info on Impact of SHSH lobbying on Country Information Guidance Outcome of Immigration Bill DWP and payments to new Refugees, and impact of Universal Credit in North East […]

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Community Sponsorship of Refugees – Written Statement from Amber Rudd

Statement from the Home Secretary Amber Rudd on the Private Sponsorship of Refugees http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2016-07-19/HCWS95 Guidance for people considering becoming applicants As yet we can’t find the “Help Refugees in the UK” digital register mentioned in the announcement, but we’ll post this when we find it. People who are interested in this can register their interest at […]

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