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School census will force children like me into the shadows

18th May is the final deadline to opt your child out of the national school census or to retract previously submitted data. See the links below this article to find out more. By Ijeoma Datha-Moore @IjeMoore Ijeoma Datha-Moore came to the UK from Nigeria aged 2 and lives in Dagenham. She is operations assistant at the […]

Are refugees welcome in Britain?

A new report by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Refugees has highlighted serious concerns about the difficulties faced by refugees in settling in the UK. The report, Refugees Welcome?, describes a two-tier system with support for the small number who are brought to Britain as refugees through resettlement schemes, and a hostile environment for […]

Unsettling refugees: over sixty organisations call on Home Office to allow refugees to rebuild their lives in the UK

On 9 March 2017, new Home Office guidance on refugee leave to remain was issued. Previously, people recognised as refugees in the UK were granted five years’ refugee status or humanitarian protection. After this, they were able to apply for permanent settlement (“indefinite leave to remain”) in the UK. The granting of permanent settlement was […]

Mapping Dystopia: The Hidden Shame of Fortress Europe

By Marienna Pope-Weidemann, communications coordinator, Right to Remain @MariennaPW The Brexit chronicles began in shambles and false promises and no doubt the ending will be similar. There’s an undeniable air of surrealism about the whole thing, as evidenced by last week’s quiet revelation that the government has allocated £500 million to re-design the British passport […]

“I was never born to live in one place”: writing by young migrants

On Monday 10 April, Coram Voice announced the winners of Voices 2017, its national writing competition for care-experienced young people, at a ceremony attended by the shortlisted entrants and hosted by actor and Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi. The theme of this year’s competition was ‘New Beginnings’ and the panel of judges praised the young […]

There Is No White Working Class

By Dr. Omar Khan @omaromalleykhan New research reveals how government policy and rhetoric stereotypes and divides poor communities, making life much harder for migrants and asylum-seekers, explains Dr. Omar Khan, director of Runnymede, the UK’s leading independent think tank on race relations and inequality.  “After years when class was ignored, Brexit in the UK and Donald […]

Learning, friendship and solidarity blossom in Sheffield

In Sheffield this month, Right to Remain and a new local volunteer group, Early Asylum Support, ran the second in our new programme of information sessions for newly-arrived asylum seekers. The sessions are focused on the crucial first steps of the legal process, and in particular the asylum substantive interview.  The content is based on […]

Docs Not Cops take action against border enforcement in the NHS

By Evan Luckes @OnlyMeNursey Evan Luckes is a nurse in the Emergency Department at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel. Following Wednesday’s protest by Docs Not Cops against immigration checks in the NHS, he explains why they’re calling for a national campaign of non-compliance.  On Wednesday Docs Not Cops organised a #PatientsNotPassports day of action. We erected a […]