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New look Toolkit – our guide to the asylum and immigration system

Legal Updates

Today we have launched the new look Right to Remain Toolkit – our step-by-step guide to the UK asylum and immigration system!

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Changes to the asylum and immigration process due to Covid-19

Legal Updates

Because of the Coronavirus public health crisis, there have been some temporary changes to the asylum and immigration process. This includes to the asylum substantive interview, further submissions, visa extensions, appeal hearings, reporting requirements and detention.

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Still time to respond to government consultation on their New Plan for Immigration

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A month ago, the Home Secretary Priti Patel announced her New Immigration Plan, with a lot of fanfare about delivering reformed asylum system.

Some aspects of the proposals are actually current policy, some are ideas that have been floated before, many will result in legal challenges. None are the changes that the asylum and immigration system needs.

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Creating the Young Asylum Guide

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Gina Antchandie from Croydon Council talks about the creative process of developing the Young Asylum Guide in collaboration with Lisa from Right to Remain and young unaccompanied minors.

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Solidarity: a relic of the past, or an urgent principle for our times?

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At Right to Remain, solidarity is a key phrase and concept in our work. We have long grappled with how best to define it and how to deploy it meaningfully. We see solidarity as a guiding principle for our activities and theory of change – but does it actually resonate with those we work with?

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Love, joy and solidarity amid the pain

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We review Free To Be Me: Refugee Stories From the Lesbian Immigration Support Group.

The book, which is raising funds for the Manchester-based LISG, features stories from LISG members and volunteers – rich narratives of love, pain, brutal treatment, immense suffering, and survival.

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examples of the artwork illustrating the guide, drawn by young people navigating the asylum process

We are proud to launch our brand new online resource: the young asylum guide

News

This week, we are delighted to launch into the world a brand new online resource that we’ve been working on with Gina Antchandie of Croydon Council during these difficult Covid days: the young asylum guide.

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The new asylum inadmissibility rules

Legal Updates

The UK government has introduced new regulations under which they can rule that an asylum claim is inadmissible. This means the Home Office does not have to consider the claim in the UK if they rule that another country – a “safe third country” – should in fact be responsible for your asylum claim.

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