New QARN leaflet – Excessive Fees: Leave to Remain in UK April 2020

12 April 2020: Press release

Out now:  a  new leaflet from the Quaker Asylum and Refugee Network (QARN) on recent increases to the fees for those seeking refuge in this country.   Along with other groups and faith bodies QARN seeks to inspire others to express outrage at this injustice. Continue reading “New QARN leaflet – Excessive Fees: Leave to Remain in UK April 2020”

Family reunion for unaccompanied children rejected

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/

Today’s decision by the government, to refuse refugee children the right to family reunion, will be challenged in the Lords. Families belong together. Lone refugee children deserve our help.

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UK urged to end unfair fees for child citizenship applicants

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”

QCEA Child Immigration Detention in Europe

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”

Action to bring children from camps in Europe to UK

Some of the action to protect children …

Sue Clayton: CALAIS CHILDREN COURT CASE

CALAIS CHILDREN CASE IN THE HIGH COURT  FEB 28th -MARCH 2nd 2018

In momentous news, we are proud to announce that the case that Sue launched with lawyers Duncan Lewis reached the Royal Courts of Justice last week for a Judicial Review. Sue persuaded lawyers from Duncan Lewis Solicitors to visit the Jungle when she realised that most of the young people there had a legal case to already be in the UK.  The lawyers arrived and were able to take on 37 cases of minors with extreme vulnerability. Our case to have them brought here under the Dubs Amendment was rejected in the lower court and on appeal. However we were granted the right to a Judicial review where we have challenged the Home Office saying that their implementation of the Dubs Amendment is unlawful. For more, see this Guardian article and Goldsmith’s University news.

Information on the court case can be found on the Duncan Lewis website: here and hereContinue reading “Action to bring children from camps in Europe to UK”