An article by May Bulman in the Independent this week revealed that the number of “fresh claims” has more halved, attributed to a change in procedure for lodging the claims with the Home Office.

Docs Not Cops, Migrants Organise and Medact have launched a new toolkit designed to support you in advocating for people facing charges for NHS care, and in taking action to end immigration checks and upfront charging in the NHS.

There’s guidance if you’re supporting someone being charged for healthcare, the facts about the NHS charges, and tools so you can campaign for change in your local area.

A stateless person, as defined by the 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons is “a person who is not considered as a national by any State under the operation of its law”.

Although the UK signed up the 1954 Convention, there was no formal mechanism for recognising and providing protection to stateless people until 2013.

“The government’s position is that obtaining legal advice is not necessary in making an immigration application and that no advantage in the application process should accrue to people who choose to access, are able to afford legal advice, over those who cannot.”

Really?

Yesterday, the Guardian reported that, according to the response to their freedom of information request, the Home Office rejected 72% of applicants seeking a fee waiver for immigration applications in 2018.

If you have evidence you wish to submit to the Home Office to consider as a fresh claim after you are “appeal rights exhausted”, in most cases you need to make an appointment to submit the evidence in person at the Further Submissions Unit in Liverpool.

We’ve published a brand new section of the online Right to Remain Toolkit – on asylum support.

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On 30 March, the Home Office fully opened the Settled Status scheme, for EU citizens and their family members who wish to remain living in the UK after Brexit.

We’ve made a few changes to the Toolkit section on the asylum screening interview.

There’s new images, plus some more detail in certain sections, and we’ve changed the order round a little bit.

This page may be updated again very soon if No Deal Brexit, in which case the Dublin Regulations will cease to operate in the UK.

At Right to Remain, our approach is about solidarity, self-help and mutual aid. A lot of our work is finding out what practical actions people are taking to survive and succeed in the asylum and immigration system, and sharing that with others facing the same problems.