lunch is not a luxury

Our friends at NELMA, North East London Migrant Action, are launching a new initiative to help families who are struggling with poverty and missing out on the free school meals safety net.

The Republic of Ireland announced plans for a new “regularisation scheme” to allow certain undocumented migrants to remain in the country legally. The amnesty will be open to anyone who came to Ireland as an international student between January 2005 and December 2010 and is now undocumented.

Thanks to a long-fought campaign by Asylum Aid and their Protection Gap advocates (which you can read about here) childcare for the asylum substantive interview is now available at all 8 hubs where substantive asylum interviews take place across the UK. Childcare is available for male and female single parents with children under 5 years old.

The Labour Campaign for Free Movement are Labour members and supporters campaigning to defend and extend the free movement of people and migrants’ rights.

They are currently selling great t-shirts and tote bags with to raise money for their campaign, and are kindly donating half the proceeds to us!

These Walls Must Fall is an initiative to build local campaigns to challenge the use of immigration detention in the UK.

People are pushing the campaign through their community groups, voluntary organisations, charities, trade unions, activist groups, faith communities, student societies, sports clubs… the list keeps growing!

checklist

Much of the Right to Remain Toolkit is based on people’s direct experience of the asylum and immigration system, and the ideas and actions they have found helpful to navigate the system and survive.

That’s particularly true for the Toolkit section on Preparing in Case of Detention.

Phill and Tienga

In the latest in the series, our Management Committee member Phill Wilcox writes about the worsening situation of legal aid in the immigration and asylum system, and how that impacts the sort of society we all live in.

an hourglass

This post looks at applying to stay in the UK based on the length of time you have already spent in the UK. For young people, for people applying under the “ten year route”, and under the 20 years’ long residence rule.

Step inside a phone booth to listen to voice messages from people in UK immigration detention centres. Send messages back and forth over 6 days. Meet others in Bristol who want to learn about detention and discuss how we can end it.

placard with the words - act with humanity

Since Serco announced they will evict 300 asylum seekers from their homes, Glasgow has been rocked by unprecedented protest, direct action, hunger strikes, and legal actions.