The Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration (ICIBI) has released a damning report of the way in which the Right to rent scheme is being implemented, and the negative effects it is having in terms of discrimination.
Inspector finds 'Significant Failings' at Harmondsworth IRC
Harmondsworth immigration removal centre (IRC) at Heathrow, holding large numbers of men with mental health problems in prison-like conditions, continued to show “considerable failings” in safety and respect for detainees, according […]
The Migrant Rights Network has brought our a new guide entitled "Know Your Rights - a Guide for Migrants." The guide aims to help migrants understand their rights and how to assert them in 8 key areas of everyday life.
BID (Bail for Immigration Detainees) are seeking to have a legal ruling that would designate G4S a ‘High Risk’ strategic supplier. This would make it harder for the government to award G4S future contracts.
The Guardian newspaper has printed three articles on what goes wrong in asylum interviews. One focuses on quotes from former caseworkers turned whistleblowers, while another features two refugees whose interviews were badly handled.
Cardiff baptisms for religious asylum seekers fleeing Iran
This BBC article covers the issue of persecution in Iran and the large number of Christian converts being baptised in one church in South Wales. It also highlights some of the 'strange' questions asked by Home Office caseworkers to […]
Refugee Council launches Campaign on Refugee Family Reunion
The Refugee Council is campaigning to change the UK’s restrictive rules surrounding refugee family reunion. They are asking people to write to their MP to ask them to attend an important debate on March 16th.
Guardian and Observer charity appeal raises more than £1.5m
The 2017 Guardian and Observer Christmas charity appeal raised more than £1.5m for three homeless charities. One of them is NACCOM, the No Accommodation Network that supports organisations that accommodate destitute asylum seekers.
The results of the Refugees Reporting project’s research, run by Focus on Refugees, found that 92% of UK news items on asylum and migration neither identify an individual refugee or migrant nor include their voice or experience.
UK government discriminates against Christian refugees from Syria
THE UK government is discriminating against Christians in their Vulnerable Persons refugee programme. The Barnabas Fund has discovered that, of the 10,000+ Syrians brought to the UK under SVPRS, only 70 were Christian - less than 0.7%.
Toolkit launched to support hosting schemes across the UK
In response to rising levels of migrant destitution and increasing public support for refugees facing homelessness, NACCOM and Homeless Link have launched the sector’s first ‘Hosting Toolkit’, a how-to guide for organisations […]
Campaign for better asylum decision-making launched
Freedom from Torture has launched a campaign for better quality decision-making after research showed that people who have survived horrific violence and abuse are being denied safety in the UK despite having valid asylum claims. The […]
The Refugee Resource Centre for Churches (R2C2) was set up partly at the request of many of the Christian groups working with refugees in Britain today, who pointed out a gap in bringing together all of the expertise and experience of those across the country involved in this vital work.
R2C2 is a partnership between Jubilee+ and the Boaz Trust, combining the infrastructure of the former with the expertise in refugee issues of the latter.