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‘It’s got to be done.’ These Walls Must Fall campaigners continue their fight to close down Hassockfield detention centre

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On gloriously sunny Saturday 14 May, These Walls Must Fall campaigners from Manchester, Liverpool and West Yorkshire joined forces with others in Durham to say NO to the new immigration detention centre in Derwentside.

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New Telephone Reporting Condition for Those on Immigration Bail

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The Home Office has decided that, from April 2022, most people who have a reporting condition attached to their immigration bail are to report by telephone instead of in-person.

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‘This is not goodbye’ Right to Remain pays tribute to Lisa Matthews, our departing Coordinator

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Today is our Coordinator, Lisa Matthew’s last day at Right to Remain. For 11 years, Lisa has been our inspiration and energy that made everything at Right to Remain possible.

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Stop the globalisation of the Hostile Environment

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The government has announced plans of ‘offshoring’ which will send some people seeking asylum in Britain to Rwanda where their asylum claims will be processed.

Many legal experts have expressed their concern over the legality of this provision. It is also expensive: it is reported that the Rwandan trial, which will target single men, will cost £120m.

Of course, morally, this is unacceptable.

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Preparing for a video-call asylum substantive interview

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The Home Office is conducting many substantive (big) asylum interviews via video call instead of in-person. The asylum substantive interview is the big interview in the asylum process when the Home Office interviewer will ask you in detail about your reasons for claiming asylum. For suggestions on how to prepare, have a read of our blogpost.

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Guide to work permission for asylum seekers by Migration Justice Project

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The Migration Justice Project at the Law Centre NI has drafted a guide to help people seeking asylum understand how and whether they can apply for permission to work while their claim is pending.

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Free UK immigration advice for people fleeing Ukraine

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The Ukraine Advice Project UK has been set up by a group of volunteer lawyers and legal professionals in response to the invasion of Ukraine.

The project offers a free service which connects Ukrainian citizens and individuals who are fleeing Ukraine with qualified and regulated lawyers who can provide basic legal advice on UK immigration. The group can also provide advice on visa extensions and claiming asylum from within the UK.

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Yumna Kamel joins Right to Remain as our new legal education officer

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Yumna has started at Right to Remain this week as our new legal education officer. Yumna will be working on our resources about the asylum and immigration system, including the Right to Remain Toolkit. She will be delivering our legal workshops and working with asylum and migrant groups across the UK.

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