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Refugee Council – Scrapping The Rwanda plan confirmed

  Last weekend, the Prime Minister confirmed that the new Government will scrap the plan to send people seeking asylum in the UK to Rwanda. This news will provide some closure after years of uncertainty and is a positive first step in reforming the current chaotic and dysfunctional asylum system. Now it is essential that the many people who remain stuck …

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The3Million – Changes to pre-settled status: Q&A with immigration experts, 20 June

Changes to pre-settled status: Q&A with immigration experts Join us for a webinar where we will take your questions on the recent changes to the EU Settlement Scheme: – Pre-settled status extensions are being increased to 5 years (from the previous 2 years) – Expiry dates of status will not be visible to employers, landlords and other checkers – No …

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Court finds EU Citizens with Pre-Settled status eligible for Housing assistance.

Success! Court finds EU Citizens with Pre-Settled status eligible for Housing assistance.   We are delighted to update you on two major successes achieved in court. These two wins for EU citizens and family members bring us a step closer to our aim: for everyone with status under the EU Settlement Scheme to have access to welfare and equal treatment, …

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MJP – General Elections – Migrant Voting Guide 2024 

The Law Centre NI have updated their Migrant Voting Guide for the upcoming General Election. It is available at this link: https://www.lawcentreni.org/news/migrant-voting-guide-general-election-2024/ This short Guide covers: Who is eligible to vote in a UK General Election? How do I register? What information must I provide? Acceptable ID Electoral ID card I’ve registered, now what happens? Voting by post or proxy Frequently …

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Red Cross Refugee Support: Orientation Support for asylum seekers / new refugees outside Belfast

Red Cross Refugee Support: Orientation Support for asylum seekers / new refugees outside Belfast  As asylum seekers are being placed in locations outside Belfast, British Red Cross acknowledges it can be difficult to settle into a different area, especially if you have been living in Belfast prior and have made local links there. We can help make sure they are receiving …

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Local Links – DfI’s transport pilot programme to Asylum Seekers – survey to ESOL providers

‘Local Links’, a free public transport pilot for asylum seekers delivered by the Department for Infrastructure provided eligible asylum seekers with a travel card providing free public transport on Translink services for six months. Since the project began on 1st November 2023, Mears have distributed over 3,000 adult and child travel cards. While they have received positive feedback on the pilot, …

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Equality Coalition event invite: ‘Article 2 of the Windsor Framework – Where are we now?’

Equality Coalition event invite: ‘Article 2 of the Windsor Framework – Where are we now?’ Senate Room, Lanyon Building, Queen’s University Belfast 10am – 1pm, Monday 3 June 2024 Attendees can claim 3 hours Group Study CPD In recent months, the High Court of Northern Ireland has disapplied core elements of both the Northern Ireland Legacy Act and the Illegal Migration …

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ESOL NI – E-zine May 2024 Edition

ESOL NI – E-zine May 2024 Edition For full details, contacts and web links please refer to the ESOL NI E-zine main PDF document (CLICK) Please, feel free to scan through the blue headlines and share any relevant information with others. Section1: ESOL learning opportunities. Section 2: Funding access – available to learners. Section 3: News and Updates – ESOL …

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EU Citizens’ Manifesto for Change launched on 7 May 2024

The Campaign is on and the Manifesto launched and can now be downloaded and endorsed by individuals and organizations supporting changes in the following 4 areas: Exercising rights under the EU Settlement Scheme and the Withdrawal Agreement A Fair, Compassionate and Efficient Immigration System for All Anti-racist Systems: Equity among EU citizens, standing against racialisation and discrimination Promoting EU citizens’ …

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Little Amal’s NI Tour

ONE LITTLE GIRL. ONE GIANT HOPE. Join us between 16-19 May for free creative celebrations as Little Amal, a 12 foot puppet of a 10 year old Syrian refugee child makes a big journey to Belfast. She has become a global symbol of human rights, especially those of refugees. Since July 2021, Amal has travelled to 160 towns and cities in …

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