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EHRC assessment: Home Office failed to comply with equality law when implementing ‘hostile environment’ policies

We assessed how and whether the Home Office complied with its duties under the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) when developing, implementing and monitoring the hostile environment policies. We wanted to find out what the Home Office did to understand the impact that its policies and practices could, and did, have on Black members of the […]

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PATIENTS NOT PASSPORTS: Migrants’ Access to Healthcare During the Coronavirus Crisis

A couple of LMP regulars (Rose McCarthy of Refugee Council/HARP and Jon from LASSN) contributed to this report by Medact, Migrants Organise, and the New Economics Foundation back in June 2020. It remains an excellent publication, ignored by the folks who should have taken most notice, but sometimes the most we can do is to […]

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Two films from Home and abroad – “What Does Freedom mean to You?” and a Channel 4 News clip on Asylum (feat. folks in Leeds)

‘Refocus MediaLabs‘ are dedicated to equipping asylum seekers on the front lines with media creation skills so they have a platform to showcase stories and work. This film is made in Lesvos – ‘What does Freedom Mean to You?’   Channel 4 news recently ran this piece on what life is like to be an […]

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Migration Lecture Series September 2020 – December 2020

Public Lecture series on Migration and Mobility streamed online if you register: Thursday 24 September 2020 Hostile Environments: The History and Consequences of Deterrence as Migration Control Prof. Michael Collyer, University of Sussex Abstract (PDF) Thursday 22 October 2020 Solidarity, Immigration and Social Class Prof. Lea Ypi, London School of Economics and Political Science Abstract […]

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Volunteering Among Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Leeds – a report with recommendations

Truly excellent report from Beth Kay (via Voluntary Action Leedsa) into the state of play in Leeds, drawing on a load of research done with some of the larger refugee and asylum focused organisations in Leeds. Essential reading for anyone involved the recruitment and deployment of volunteers in Leeds  The Abstract Reads This qualitative sociological […]

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“Channel boat people are refugees, Home Office officials confirm”

Article by Free Movement – Surprise surpise… Migrants crossing the English Channel in small boats are overwhelmingly genuine refugees, senior Home Office officials have confirmed. Evidence presented to the Home Affairs committee of MPs on 3 September makes clear that the majority of those making the perilous crossing are either being granted refugee status straight […]

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House of Commons Briefing Paper on Asylum statistics for UK and the EU – September 2020

September 2020 analysis of asylum statistics and trends in the UK and EU countries.  These statistics contain data on the number of people applying for asylum, the outcomes of asylum applications, and the number of people being resettled to the UK. This edition contains a new section on asylum applications and Channel crossings in the […]

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