Home Office tracking use of Aspen card by people seeking asylum
Jan 21, 2019
Back in 2017, the Unity Centre in Glasgow highlighted the risks faced by people receiving asylum (financial) support who had been issued with Aspen cards, which replaced the old system of using your Asylum Registration Card (ARC card) to collect cash from a Post Office.
It’s now clear that this is not just a possibility, but something that is happening in practice.read more
Making the case against borders
Jan 18, 2019
This episode of #TyskySour, hosted by Novara Media, is well worth a watch (or listen – it also comes as a podcast) for those thinking and talking about what a left-wing government’s immigration policy might look like. Featuring Dalia Gebrial, a PhD student at LSE and editor at Novara Media, and Omar Khan, of the Runnymede Trust.
With the operation of borders inevitably leading to racialised violence, how can we best argue for open borders? What policies might be brought in to reach that point?read more
Courtroom Solidarity Immigration, the Stansted 15 and the Hostile Environment
Jan 17, 2019
When refugees and other migrants reach UK shores their struggle isn’t over, they encounter a ‘hostile environment’ that seeks to penalise and alienate them. When groups, like the Stansted 15, fight the injustices imposed by the UK Home Office they are prosecuted under terrorism offences. But solidarity can be a powerful tool.read more
Stansted 15 Day of Actions – International Migrants Day
Dec 17, 2018
Tomorrow is International Migrants Day and actions in support of the Stansted 15 are planned in cities in Britain and Ireland.read more
‘If I don’t come back, call my lawyer’: Practical solidarity for people at risk of detention.
Dec 13, 2018
We wrote for Red Pepper about local support groups that have set up systems to provide practical ‘signing support’ across the UK.read more
Immigration and asylum law explained, in accessible language.
Our blog of legal resources for non-lawyers. With explanation of important legal developments in immigration, asylum and human rights law, and links to further resources.
The accessible self-help and solidarity guide to understanding the asylum and immigration system in the UK, and taking action for the right to remain. An essential resource for anyone going through the legal system, or supporting others.