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  via Liberty   “The border controls dividing our communities – and how we can bring them down”   This guide is aimed at civil society organisations, their supporters and the wider public interested in challenging the hostile environment – a set of immigration enforcement policies that has turned several ordinary institutions into border guards. […]

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Refugee Action – Report on Destitution: Slipping through the cracks

Vulnerable people seeking sanctuary in the UK are being left homeless and hungry, according to new research released by Refugee Action. Their findings show that many are being wrongly denied support or are suffering long delays to get the support they are entitled to.  It’s unacceptable that paperwork delays and poor decision-making should have such […]

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A number of articles stolen from Asylum Aid’s Women’s newsletter

via Ciaran at Asylum Aid Asylum Aid research finds solutions to unfair Women’s Asylum Appeals System Asylum Aid and NatCen have been conducting research, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, which has identified key actions that can be taken to make asylum appeals fairer for women. Looking at the involvement of judges, legal representatives and women […]

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Asylum Matters Update: Submission on Asylum Support Levels, Refugees Welcome report, British Future on Integration via City-Region Mayors & More

Via Andrea at Asylum Matters Asylum Matters Submission on Cash Allowance to Asylum-Seekers Asylum Matters put in a submission to the Home Office to inform their review of asylum support levels for 2017. While Asylum Matters has noted that 70% of Income Support is the absolute minimum required to meet the basic needs of people […]

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APPG on Refugees ‘Refugees Welcome?’ report

via Lorna at Regional Asylum Activism The APPG on Refugees have launched their ‘Refugees Welcome?’ report, following a call for evidence in Autumn/Winter 2016. Organisations in Leeds submitted a compelling bundle of evidence, including direct testimonies from refugees and people seeking asylum themselves, highlighting many of the key issues faced by people seeking sanctuary in the […]

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