New Briefing on Healthcare Charges
What are Asylum Seekers and other Immigrants entitled to? What do they have to pay for? This briefing from Asylum Matters gives you the answers.
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August
23
2018
Author
Dave Smith
JPIT calls for an end to the 'Hostile Environment'.
In a report published at the end of June, a group of churches called the hostile environment "inhumane and discriminatory", encouraging “suspicion and distrust”.
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June
29
2018
Author
Dave Smith
NACCOM Conference date and venue announced
Tickets are now on sale for the Annual Conference in September of NACCOM, the No Accommodation Network, whose members provide accommodation for destitute asylum seekers and refugees.
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May
30
2018
Author
Dave Smith
Child refugees have the right to bring family, EU court rules
The European Court of Justice ruled last week that unaccompanied child refugees who arrive in Europe have the right to apply for family members to join them.
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April
20
2018
Author
Fabien Cante, Migrants' Rights Network
'Blanket Study Ban' for young asylum seekers.
Recent changes in the law have led to young asylum seekers in the UK suddenly finding that they are banned from studying, in some cases just prior to taking exams or starting a university course.
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April
12
2018
Author
Dave Smith
Refugee Action publishes its Vision for the Future
Refugee Action has set out what it thinks the UK asylum system should look like in a briefing paper entitled "Fair and Effective: a Vision for the Asylum System".
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February
28
2018
Author
Dave Smith
BID launches legal action against G4S
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.
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February
22
2018
Author
Dave Smith
Guardian exposes failings in Asylum Interviews
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.
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February
14
2018
Author
Dave Smith
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.
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February
01
2018
Author
Dave Smith
JRS launches new report on Refugee Destitution in London
The Jesuit Refugee Service has launched a comprehensive report called 'Out in the Cold' on the homelessness and destitution experienced by those using its services in London.
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January
26
2018
Author
Jesuit Refugee Service
UK to pay extra £44.5m for Calais security in Anglo-French deal
The UK and France have agreed a new deal to increase security around Calais and other French ports to prevent migrants from crossing the channel.
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January
23
2018
Author
Dave Smith
Uk Asylum Rates increased - by 80p a week
The weekly support allowance for asylum seekers in the UK has been increased by 80p a week to £37.75.
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January
23
2018
Author
Dave Smith
Children in Calais to be reunited with families faster.
Prime Minister Theresa May and President Macron of France have agreed a process to speed up family reunification, especially for unaccompanied minors in France.
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January
23
2018
Author
Dave Smith
Right to Remain Toolkit Published
The Right to Remain Toolkit, which until now has been an online resource, has now been published for the first time.
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January
14
2018
Author
Dave Smith
Immigration Judges Criticise Detention System
A recently published Bar Council Report, 'Injustice in Immigration Detention', shows heavy criticism by Immigration Judges of extensive failings in the UK detention system.
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December
06
2017
Author
Dave Smith
UK asylum seekers living in 'squalid, unsafe slum conditions'
A Guardian Report on housing conditions in asylum accommodation as the new asylum accommodation contract goes to tender.
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November
06
2017
Author
Frances Perraudin (The Guardian)
Torture Victims wrongly imprisoned
Hundreds of victims of torture have been wrongly locked up in immigration detention centres, a high court judge has ruled, following a challenge by seven survivors of serious abuse.
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October
10
2017
Author
Diane Taylor (The Guardian)
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 […]
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September
03
2017
Author
Dave Smith

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