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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 […]

Torture & Tyranny in Europe’s ‘Safe Third Country’

by Ann Hannah, Director of Policy and Advocacy, Freedom from Torture @avh16 ‏ The recent referendum in Turkey will significantly alter its political landscape and it is vital that torture does not play a part in shaping that landscape. Last summer’s attempted coup was a shocking reminder of the fragility of Turkey’s democracy and it highlighted to […]

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 seventy 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 […]