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The Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants Call for Changes to Immigration Bill

The Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants message to MPs as they debate the Immigration Bill As MPs debate the Immigration Bill, JCWI set out what needs to change: The Home Secretary should not be given a blank cheque to write new rules.  The Bill gives the Home Secretary astonishingly wide-ranging powers to write new rules. But an independent …

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Home Office EU Settlement Scheme May Statistics

More than 3.6 million applications to the EU Settlement Scheme Today, 18 June 2020, the latest EUSS monthly statistics have been published. They show more than 3.6 million (3,612,400) applications to the scheme and more than 3.3 million (3,319,000) applications concluded, up to the end of May 2020. Of the more than 3.3 million applications concluded, 57% were granted settled …

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NIHRC Briefing on Changes to EUSS

The Commission has published a briefing by Alison Harvey on the change in immigration rules being introduced on 24 August 2020. Click below to read: ‘EU Settlement Scheme extended to the people of Northern Ireland: what does it mean for me?’ https://bit.ly/2YP2plB

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Immigrant Council of Ireland Report

The Immigrant Council of Ireland says the number of racist incidents reported last year almost double, and has called for an action plan on racism. The migrant rights organisation launched an impact report yesterday, highlighting its activities last year. The Immigrant Council confirmed that it dealt with 46 reports of racist incidents last year, most of which occurred on public …

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Ombudsman Report on Direct Provision (ROI)

Ombudsman says Direct Provision accommodation system is unsuitable Ombudsman Peter Tyndall has again expressed his concerns over the unsuitability of accommodation in the direct provision system. The Ombudsman was speaking after the publication of his annual commentary on his experience of dealing with complaints from those in the direct provision system. The Ombudsman said: “Current Direct Provision accommodation is not …

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Job Opportunity with Red Cross

Project Coordinator – Family Reunion Integration Service (FRIS): Project Coordinator – Family Reunion Integration Service REQ27PT https://www.communityni.org/job/project-coordinator-family-reunion-integration-service-0

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EU Settlement Scheme ‘No Deal’ Clarification & EUSS Updates from Home Office

This bulletin contains updates on the latest EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) news and activity. EU Settlement Scheme – ‘No deal’ clarification We want to reassure all EU citizens and their family members in the UK that they still have until at least 31 December 2020 to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme, even in the event of a no-deal exit. …

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EU Settlement Scheme – One Million People Granted Status

This week the millionth person was granted status under the EU Settlement Scheme – just five months after the Scheme fully opened. The Home Office is committed to making the process of applying to the EU Settlement Scheme as simple and straightforward as possible and looks for reasons to grant status, not refuse it. This milestone has been announced alongside …

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Brexit and EU Citizens Rights Factfile

EU Commission contracted the Law Centre NI have attended a number of information sessions on EU citizens’ rights in the aftermath of Brexit. Below is the content of the presentation delivered at those sessions and also 2 briefing papers drafted by Institute Of Conflict Research Brexit&EU Project. EU citizens’ rights and Brexit 22.01.19 ICR Brexit and eYou briefing paper No …

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Scope NI NICVA Article – 12 Myths About Immigration

http://scopeni.nicva.org/article/twelve-myths-about-immigration One of the most toxic debates of recent times is that around immigration. It was a central issue in the Brexit referendum. As part of the preparations for Brexit the Migration Advisory Committee was commissioned by the UK government to examine the impact that immigrants from the EU have had on the UK economy and to recommend immigration policy …

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