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Legal Updates

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.

Legal Updates

The organisation BID have produced a new self-help leaflet to help people without a lawyer appeal against deportation on the basis of the family life with a child in the UK.

The leaflet explains the meaning of ‘the best interests’ of children in deportation appeals.

Legal Updates

In all types of asylum, immigration or human rights applications, you will need evidence to support your application. What is good evidence?

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Legal Updates

Over the last decade, drastic legal aid cuts have left many to navigate the asylum and immigration system unrepresented. Last week, there was some rare good news when the government announced that separated children would once again get legal aid for immigration and citizenship issues.

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Legal Updates

This week, we have launched a new and improved section of the Right to Remain Toolkit.

The “If You Have Children in the UK” – previously called “rights of the child”, looks at applying for the right to remain in the UK as the parent of a child who may have the right to remain.

News

We are proud to be part of this short film from Child Migrant Stories, now available on YouTube.

Child Migrants Welcome? explores the welcome received by unaccompanied child refugees both historically under the Kindertransport scheme before World War Two and today.

Legal Updates

Last week, the Court of Appeal made a very important judgement on the Home Office’s policy on deciding the age of young people seeking asylum – also known as “age assessments”.

Legal Updates

New updated leaflet from the brilliant Project for the Registration of Children as British Citizens on children and their rights to British citizenship – for parents, carers and children.

Legal Updates

The guide was created in partnership with families who access Hackney Migration Centre, and Project 17, Akwaaba, Nelma, Migrants Rights Network and Together With Migrant Children.

Legal Updates

At one of the training sessions we ran this week with volunteers who are keen to learn more and do more for people seeking the right to remain in the UK – we looked at evidence.  What ‘evidence’ means, in the context of asylum, immigration and human rights cases.  How someone can get this evidence, and how others can help them.  We discussed how important documentary evidence is, when so many legal cases are refused on the basis of credibility – the Home Office or the courts don’t believe you are telling the truth.