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 […]

Country Information: unreliable evidence

“totally lacking credibility … an undergraduate would be failed for this sort of thing.” An independent inspector’s report has criticised the use of country information by the UK Home Office in asylum applications. The comments were made in a damning review of the current country information used by the Home Office to make decisions on […]

Detained fast-track system SUSPENDED

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On 2 July the Immigration Minister James Brokenshire announced the temporary suspension of the entire detained-fast track system.  Read the story of this amazing victory for justice. Bit by bit, the many heads of the hydra that is the detained fast-track system have been cut off.  First, the way the system was operated was found […]

Stop G4S: G4$ and the immigration detention estate

This week – on Thursday June 6th – the world’s largest security firm G4S, will hold its annual general meeting in the City of London. A large coalition of groups, including NCADC, has called for a demonstration to be held outside the event, in protest of G4S’s varying and widespread human rights abuses. This article, by […]

Border hostilities: Passport to the media-policy merry-go-round

You have most probably heard about the latest scandal at the Home Office. Basically it was about a pilot scheme to replace the blanket checks on passports of people visiting the UK with a more targeted approach, and whether the Home Secretary knew the extent to which this was being implemented by her Border Force […]

Refugees prevented from lodging asylum claims in UK

Lunar House in Croydon The Guardian reports today on a strongly worded letter from the Law Society to the UK Border Agency and the UN refugee agency, protesting the broken system that is stopping refugees from submitting claims for asylum. The letter, sent to the head of the Asylum Screening Unit (ASU) and the United […]