Asylum, finally, for Aderonke

Our dear friend Aderonke Apata has FINALLY been granted refugee status, after years of fighting for justice.  All along the way, she has fought for the rights of others – for asylum rights, for LGBT+ rights, for human rights.  She is a true inspiration. The news was broken publicly in Attitude today, stating: A Nigerian […]

Right to Remain annual gathering: Liverpool, 9 September

Join Right to Remain at our 2017 annual national gathering, where we will be bringing together brilliant people from across the UK to share ideas, challenges and opportunities and plan how we can be strong and successful in the year ahead. This is a chance to meet many of the asylum and migrant support groups […]

Exciting new vacancy at Right to Remain: Community Campaigner

Right to Remain is excited to announce that our small team is expanding! We are recruiting for a brand new post, based in Manchester, to work on our These Walls Must Fall project. About the project Detention is one of the most harmful aspects of the immigration system. Over 30,000 people are detained without time […]

New resource from NACCOM on hosting asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants

The no accommodation network NACCOM has launched a Hosting Toolkit, a comprehensive resource for hosting schemes that accommodate destitute asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants. Read the Hosting Toolkit here What is hosting? The Hosting Toolkit explains: Hosting is simply where someone offers a room in their house to someone in need.  There are many categories of migrant […]

These Walls Must Fall: Sheffield

We were delighted to take part in Sheffield’s fabulous Migration Matters festival last week.  We ran a two-part workshop, looking firstly at navigating the UK’s asylum system (based on our Toolkit) and then at an issue that affects all people seeking the right to remain in the UK: immigration detention. Preparing for our workshop on […]

Amid Europe’s deafening silence on human rights abuses, we’re here to speak out

By Alice Lucas @RefugeeData Alice is the Senior Programme Officer at the Refugee Rights Data Project (RRDP), which is dedicated to documenting human rights violations against refugees and displaced people.  The humanitarian crisis unfolding in Europe has received sporadic attention by the press and is characterised by a stark absence of larger organisations, governments and UN agencies […]

Video: Preparing for the asylum interview

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In Sheffield every month, Right to Remain runs information sessions with the Early Asylum Support group, to help newly arrived asylum seekers to prepare for the asylum interview. In this short video, Patricia explains why she thinks it’s so important. The interview can be very difficult and stressful, and there’s much can go wrong. But […]

This is what solidarity sounds like.

Surviving the UK’s asylum/immigration system isn’t easy.  Whether people are granted the right to remain or not, many people are scarred by the experience of trying to establish their rights in a bewildering, isolating and harmful process. We don’t think that people should go through that alone. We believe that with people standing by your […]

I grew up living like a criminal – now I’m finding my voice

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by Victory Sanu-Goodness @queenvictoryy Victory Sanu-Goodness arrived in the UK at seven years old. Now 20, she is a writer, radio host, & youth activist. She co-hosts the Hearsay podcast about overcoming the fear of speaking out as an undocumented youth.  No one is illegal. It feels kinda funny saying that now because for a long time I […]