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YET ANOTHER RULING AGAINST THE HOME OFFICE

The High Court has made yet another damning judgement against the Home Office saying that they were unlawful. The case this week was about delays in relocating disabled asylum seekers into accommodation suitable for them and their initial provision of support.   It also slammed them for failures in monitoring housing contractors’ performance in securing the […]

CITY OF SANCTUARY UK, GUIDE TO USE OF LANGUAGE

City of Sanctuary say: “We have produced this suggested guide as a working document to encourage consistency and a mindful approach to the use of non-dehumanising language in line with our values (Inclusiveness, Openness, Participation, Inspiring and Integrity) and principles (see the City of Sanctuary Charter) across all City of Sanctuary content.” https://cityofsanctuary.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Guide-to-Use-of-Language-and-Terminology-Dec2020.pdf. we think […]

Changes to the Immigration Rules another breach of international law

What a way to mark #internationalhumanrightsday2020 Liberal Democrat Home Affairs Spokesperson Alistair Carmichael has slammed the Government’s latest changes to the Immigration Rules as “against everything the UK stands for” and “yet another breach of international law”. The changes, published today, which will allow the Home Office to reject asylum applications if the person has […]

FAMILY REUNON IN THE IMMIGRATION BILL

Baroness Sally Hamwee writes to explain the complications of the latest “ping pong” of the slow progress on Family Reunion. Parliamentary procedures are generally logical but often also opaque, so it’s no wonder that people have been asking what happened to the amendment on safe and legal routes, family reunion and unaccompanied asylum seeking children […]

LIB DEMS CONDEMN TORY INACTION ON CHANNEL CROSSINGS

The Liberal Democrats have condemned Conservative refusal to address Channel crossings after Tory MPs voted down this week an amendment to secure safe and legal routes for refugees and asylum seekers. Despite this amendment having cross party support in the House of Lords, Conservative MPs voted to remove it from the Bill by 333 votes […]