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”
There was a faint hope that legislation would allow unaccompanied children to bring family here, but Parliament decided against it …
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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”
The Home Office and Office of National Statistics regularly publish detailed tables showing the numbers of people held in immigration detention and subsequently released or removed from the UK. But […] Continue reading “Latest statistics 24 May 2018”
Liberty report: A Guide to the Hostile Environment
Conclusions: This guide to the hostile environment may make for difficult reading, but its purpose is to help us to know our enemy.
Internal border controls amount to state-sanctioned discrimination
and are fundamentally incompatible with the human rights laws the
UK is signed up to. Continue reading “Liberty report: A Guide to the Hostile Environment”