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“We deserve a life we can LIVE, not just exist”: Asylum seekers in Belfast demand dignity

In this guest post, Kasia Garbal of Housing4All writes how activists braved the elements as they gathered at Belfast’s City Hall on Monday to express their indignation at the paltry 80p a week increase in asylum support. The “Demand Dignity – Demand Equality” protest was organised by Housing4All and supported by a student organisation, STAR. Housing […]

Back where it all began…

In November 2016, These Walls Must Fall hosted their first open meeting at Cross Street Chapel, to discuss, plan and start building a new kind of local campaign against detention in Greater Manchester. This was just over a year ago, and under the shadow of the detention local activist Dianne Ngoza*, people discussed the open-source, […]

The news this week

Some of the news, announcements, and commentary from the past 7 days. Campaigners win right to challenge ruling on Government plans for child refugees The Help Refugees charity took legal action over the Home Office‘s calculation that only 480 unaccompanied children should be accepted. Read more. (and support their crowdfunder here) Immigration Detention – Barrister […]

Video: The 2018 Toolkit

It’s been just over two weeks since we launched the new version of our Toolkit, and we’ve already shipped out hundreds of copies to groups and individuals across the UK. Check out some of the lovely feedback in the video below, and order your copy today!

New Research: Deportability and the Family

Important new research investigates the intersection of family life and immigration enforcement for mixed-immigration status couples in the UK. The research explores the juggling of immigration precariousness and family life, and the impact of immigration status insecurity and enforcement on whole families, including children and British and EEA citizens. The research also investigates changing policy […]

Launch of new Amnesty report on immigration detention

On Wednesday night Amnesty UK officially launched their new report ‘A matter of routine – the use of immigration detention in the UK’. In doing so, they have further strengthened the consensus – including most major political parties, human rights groups, the HM Inspectorate of Prisons –  of those condemning and calling for serious change […]

Our new Toolkit is here!

The new print edition of our revised and updated immigration Toolkit is now available! The Right to Remain Toolkit is a unique, plain language guide to the UK asylum and immigration system. It gives an overview of the legal system and procedures, with detailed information on rights and options at key stages, and actions you […]

Video: Manchester City says “End detention now”!

“It’s time for the government to take a different approach.” – Cllr Mahadi Sharif On the 29th November 2017, Manchester City Council became the first local authority in Britain to pass a motion calling for an end to indefinite immigration detention and endorsing the These Walls Must Fall campaign. Listen to the impassioned speeches from […]