July 23 2020: You may wish to engage with this: Government consultation on the 2025 Border Strategy, which will set out our vision for world’s most effective border by 2025https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-government-launches-consultation-on-2025-border-strategy
Quaker.org.uk: Quakers are among more than 250 faith leaders who have written an open letter to the Prime Minister, asking him to commit to offering child refugees a safe route to asylum in the UK.
The signatories to the letter include the former Archbishop of Canterbury and Church of England bishops, the Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain, rabbis representing Reform, Liberal and other Jewish denominations, the former president of the Hindu Forum of Europe, the lead Catholic Bishop for Migrants and Refugees plus numerous senior leaders from the Baptist, Methodist, United Reformed, Salvation Army and Quaker traditions across the UK.Continue reading “World Refugee Day: plea to give sanctuary to child refugees”
Refugee Week Facebook event – it took place on Wednesday 17.6.2020, but is available for viewing. You may find it interesting to hear the stories of people with lived experience, and hear from Shami Chakrabarti, Alf Dubs and Jeremy Corbyn:
Shaista spoke about Status Now at 1hr 17 mins on this Zoom event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGGeBUdY-ps
This is a powerful discussion, giving a voice to people with lived experience, also featuring Shami Chakrabarti, Alf Dubs and Jeremy Corbyn.Continue reading “Refugee Week – powerful Stay Home for Labour online event”
11.6.2020: Safe Passage writes: we would be so grateful if you would consider adding your name to the letter, helping us show the PM the strength of interfaith support for welcoming more refugees. It is pasted below
If, after reading the open letter you/ any others would like to add your names, please do reply to Safe Passage by email firstname.lastname@example.org, including the full title by which you would like to be referred to in the list of signatories
In addition, please do not hesitate to forward this on to any other contacts you may have that might be interested in signing.
With Refugee Week starting on 15th June, we are setting an initial deadline for signatures of the 11thJune.The exact date for publication of the letter is yet to be decided and will depend on when we are most likely to generate public and press interest, but we will of course keep you updated as things progress.
[QARN has agreed to sign this letter]Continue reading “Safe Passage for children:”
There was a faint hope that legislation would allow unaccompanied children to bring family here, but Parliament decided against it …
What can you do? You can join Safe Passage, who say: ‘There are so many ways you can support our work ‘ https://www.safepassage.org.uk/
Church Times: A hostile environment for converts
Asylum-seekers’ freedom of religion should be respected, says David Forbes
THE General Election that took place yesterday has occupied most of the headlines this week. But, for those of us who specialise in asylum, Tuesday was a more significant day: Human Rights Day. Continue reading “Snippets December 2019”
4 April 2019 Guardian: UK urged to end unfair fees for child citizenship applicants: Home Office should also refund fees from failed requests, says immigration watchdog
The Home Office should consider scrapping controversial immigration fees charged to children from families who can’t afford it and refund profits made from failed citizenship applications, according to an official watchdog. Continue reading “UK urged to end unfair fees for child citizenship applicants”
Here is a link to QCEA’s Sept 2018 report Child Immigration Detention in Europe: http://www.qcea.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/CID-report_2018.pdfExecutive summary:
This report explores aspects of child immigration detention in Europe. After briefly describing the legal framework and standards at international and European level, the report gives an overview of the situation in Europe by addressing three main questions:
• How many children are detained in the context of migration?
• What laws and policies regulate the practice?
• What are the existing alternatives to child immigration detention? Continue reading “QCEA Child Immigration Detention in Europe”
Exclusive: Ministers accused of letting down ‘most vulnerable children in the world’ after it emerges youngsters classified as Dubs transfers already had right to be in UK Continue reading “Government failing Dubs Amendment children”
Some of the action to protect children …
CALAIS CHILDREN CASE IN THE HIGH COURT FEB 28th -MARCH 2nd 2018
Information on the court case can be found on the Duncan Lewis website: here and here. Continue reading “Action to bring children from camps in Europe to UK”