There are some very useful posters here, from American Friends Service Committee which you may like to download and print off for window or Meeting House displays, for example:Continue reading “American Friends Service Committee posters for downloading”
If someone starts asking do all the refugees come to UK, you can show them this video
and suggest they look at information here: https://care4calais.org/the-refugee-crisis/
22.9.2020 World Council of Churches: Global religious leaders urge end to “broken state of European migration”
A dozen global and regional religious organizations released an advocacy statement on the situation of migrants and refugees in Europe that defines their calling as Christians to “welcome the stranger,” and urges the creation of a world in which “we become human together.”
“Solidarity should be the guiding principle governing migration and particularly refugee reception,” the statement says. “We expect the EU to reject the discourse and politics of fear and deterrence, and to adopt a principled stance and compassionate practice based on the fundamental values on which the EU is founded.”
The organisations have issued the statement in advance of the EU Commission’s presentation of its new Migration Pact on 23 September.Continue reading “Global religious leaders urge end to “broken state of European migration””
Lawyers warn move to outsource asylum interviews is ‘hugely risky’ as private firms in running for new contract have been embroiled in previous scandals over handling of immigration services
People seeking refuge in the UK face a “serious risk” of injustice as the Home Office plans to outsource another element of its immigration services, lawyers warn.Continue reading “Of great concern: proposed outsourcing of asylum interviews”
Thousands of asylum seekers currently accommodated in hotels are facing removal from the UK, the Home Office has announced.
A letter from the Home Office, seen by the Independent, states that evictions of refused asylum seekers will take place “with immediate effect” and charities have reported an increase in people being held in immigration detention centres.Continue reading “Home Office plans to evict thousands of refused asylum seekers”
Throughout history, human beings have migrated. To escape war, oppression and poverty, to make a better life, to follow their own dreams. But since the start of the 20th century, modern governments have found ever more vicious ways to stop people moving freely.
The UK border regime includes the razor wire fences at Calais, the limbo of the asylum system, and the open violence of raids and deportations. Alongside the Home Office, it includes the companies running databases and detention centres, the media pushing hate speech, and the politicians posturing to win votes. It keeps on escalating, through Tony Blair’s war on refugees to Theresa May’s “hostile environment”, spreading fear and division.
This book describes and analyses the UK’s system of immigration controls. It looks at how it has developed through recent history, the different actors involved, and how people resist. The aim is to help understand the border regime, and ask how we can fight it effectively.
NB: we will be glad to send copies for free to asylum seekers and other people without papers. For other people and groups fighting the border regime, we can send at cost price or whatever you can afford to donate.Continue reading “Corporate Watch report on UK Border regime”