These Walls Must Fall

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By Lisa Matthews, Coordinator at Right to Remain. On a beautifully sunny day in South Wales last week, we held an event with Swansea City of Sanctuary on the dark topic of immigration detention. Michael@Right_to_Remain: 'Detention a dark issue but campaigners shining a light where govt want kept in shadows' pic.twitter.com/QbqEfFVotY — Detention Action (@DetentionAction) […]

Friendship and concern in a world increasingly fractured by division and discord

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A guest post by David Bradwell of Scottish Faiths Action for Refugees. The project I work on, Scottish Faiths Action for Refugees, was set up by the Church of Scotland last November to provide some co-ordination for the response of local and national faith communities to issues relating particularly to asylum and refugee protection. Offering […]

The encroaching border: international students

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A guest post by Marina Burka, Fulbright Scholar from the United States and MRes (Master of Research) student at the University of Glasgow.  This is the first in a series of posts by Marina. The Immigration Act 2016 builds on measures implemented in the Immigration Act 2014 to further incorporate ordinary British citizens into performing […]

Unlocking immigration detention: Swansea

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People are being taken from our communities.  It’s time to stand up and say no. Detention is one of the most harmful aspects of the UK’s asylum and immigration system.   Over 30,000 people are detained without time-limit every year, in conditions tantamount to high-security prison settings.  Tens of thousands more people live with the threat […]

Volunteer translators needed

Could you use your language skills to help people find sanctuary in the UK? This is a call-out for volunteers to help translate the Right to Remain Toolkit, a user-friendly guide to the UK asylum and immigration system. We are looking to put together a group of volunteers to translate key sections of the Toolkit. […]

Let the light in: ask your MP to back judicial oversight of immigration detention

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This week, the government announced the welcome news that they would no longer oppose the new Dubs amendment to the 2015-16 Immigration Bill, which should bring an unspecified number of unaccompanied refugee children from camps in Europe, to sanctuary in the UK. The Guardian reported that Downing Street “could not say how many child refugees […]