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Law Centre – NI Refugee/Asylum Statistics Update

An updated NI Refugee/Asylum statistics paper, is now available. This reflects current data from Home Office for the year ending 2023. You can find it on our Migration Justice Page, or direct link here. The briefing covers: Part A: asylum statistics   – including updated support rates and incoming support rates from January, dispersal areas, nationalities etc Part B: ‘safe & …

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IOM – Research report, “A Study on Human Trafficking between Ireland and Northern Ireland”.

To mark Anti-Slavery Day 2023, IOM UK together with IOM Ireland is pleased to release the research report, “A Study on Human Trafficking between Ireland and Northern Ireland”.   #ModernSlavery affects almost every country in the world, including the UK, and remains a largely hidden phenomenon. On #AntiSlaveryDay we reiterate the importance of an evidence-based approach to improve the access to services and …

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Right To Remain News – Updates on the Illegal Migration Act and the government faces legal action.

The Illegal Migration Act: where are we now? This article was updated on 10 October 2023 to reflect the enforcement of section 12 of the Illegal Migration Act. In May of this year, we published a deep delve into our opinion of the then Illegal Migration Bill and the potential of its passing to create wider systemic collapse. You can …

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Help and advice on withdrawal of Asylum Claims – translations.

A recent change in law means that the Home Office can more easily ‘conclude’ asylum applications by treating them as withdrawn. The implications of an asylum withdrawal on a person’s asylum support are drastic. Their financial support will stop straightaway and they will be given 7 days’ notice to quit their accommodation. This brief guide for refugee support organisations explains …

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The Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants – Unions & migrant orgs statement LIVE – Public Sector Pay Rise

  Some positive news ! 60 trade unions and migrant organisations – including the BMA, NEU, NASUWT, GMB and PCS – signed the statement calling out the gov’s plans to fund a public sector pay rise off the backs of migrants. Thank you so much to everyone who signed ❤️ Today the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants is launching the statement …

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Important Notice: Home Office announces new two-year funding to help vulnerable EU citizens applying to EU Settlement Scheme

Home Office announces new two-year funding to help vulnerable EU citizens applying to EU Settlement Scheme £2.5 million funding boost to support vulnerable EUSS applicants – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) List of organisations – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) Congratulations to AdviceNI who have been awarded the regional contract for provision of Immigration  Advice to vulnerable EU citizens living here who wish to apply for …

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Right to Remain – Updated Toolkit pages on Judicial Reviews and Human Rights

Updated  Toolkit pages on Judicial Reviews and Human Rights Updated Toolkit Page: Judicial Reviews: a legal challenge to how a decision has been made A judicial review is a legal challenge to the way a decision has been made in your asylum, immigration, or human rights application. That will usually be a decision made by the Home Office. It could …

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British Red Cross – Asylum Advice Belfast Service

The British Red Cross Asylum Advice Belfast service is available to asylum seekers living in Belfast, offering guidance and support during the asylum journey and providing casework support where required. This project is funded by Belfast City Council. We are delighted to have 3 new staff members with lived experience recently join our team alongside another caseworker already established in …

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