One of the grassroots groups Right to Remain works with, Beyond Borders Totnes & District, started a petition today demanding a government U-turn on the asylum ‘floating priosn’ plan.Read more
As we celebrate 10 years of the Right to Remain Toolkit, we conducted a reflection exercise with a small number of trusted colleagues and organisations whom we know are regular users of the Toolkit. Read our findings in the blog.Read more
A local grassroots group, RAMA (Refugee, Asylum Seeker and Migrant Action) in Colchester has been standing in solidarity with people seeking asylum with severe disabilities, abandoned by the Home Office. It’s time that we show solidarity with them.Read more
Last weekend, on Saturday 29th October, Right to Remain crew attended These Walls Must Fall end-of-year network gathering in Liverpool.Read more
On Tuesday 18th October, we were delighted to hold a Toolkit workshop for Journey, a group that offers support to LGTBQ+ asylum seekers and refugees in Birmingham. The workshop was held at Carrs Lane Church, and it was our fourth workshop in the city in recent months, as we try to better understand the situation for people seeking asylum there.Read more
In January 2021, the UK government introduced new rules through which they can decide that an asylum claim is “inadmissible”, meaning it won’t be considered in the UK.
A year on, we have some more information about how these rules are working (or not working) in practice.Read more
Seeking asylum in the UK as a woman can result in legal and practical struggles to establish the need for protection as a refugee. This blog post will explain the key struggles faced and how the Home Office have applied assistance over the years to female immigrants, whilst also discussing the problem areas that still remain today.Read more
Many people are trying to understand the situation for Afghans in the UK who do not have immigration status, and for people still in Afghanistan with possible rights to come to the UK.
There are many things that are still unclear and the situation is likely to change quite a lot.
In the meantime, here are a couple of useful resources for people wanting more information.Read more
A 2021 Supreme Court decision has led to the Home Office changing their procedure for dealing with asylum claims involving accompanied children (children in the UK with a parent or guardian).
The case was called G v G and the important point of the case was that a child who is named as a dependant on an asylum claim can and should usually be deemed to have made a claim for asylum in their own right.Read more
As a result of your experiences that have led you to claim asylum, you may have physical and/or mental health problems. If you wish these physical and/or mental health issues to form part of your asylum claim, you will need to provide evidence of them to the Home Office (and to the courts, later on in an asylum claim).Read more
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Right to Remain works with communities, groups and organisations across the UK, providing information, resources, training and assistance to help people to establish their right to remain, and to challenge injustice in the immigration and asylum system. Right to Remain is a registered charity (charity number 1192934).Read more