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  • Article: Nov 18, 2021
    By Chris Brett

    Recently, the Home Secretary, Priti Patel made the following statement:

    "all the data and evidence has shown this - that in the last 12 months alone 70% of the individuals who have come to our country illegally via small boats are single men, who are effectively economic migrants.
    They are not genuine asylum seekers."
  • Article: Nov 15, 2021

    From Duncan Wells, Head of Resettlement at The Refugee Council

    Hundreds of Afghan refugees are spending their first winter in the UK, far from home and in an unfamiliar place. In these challenging circumstances a message of hope and kindness from you can make a difference.

    Just a few simple words can help someone feel welcome.

  • Article: Nov 15, 2021

    From the Together With Refugees team

    "Your work writing letters, meeting with MPs, and pressing for specific changes on the Bill can help shift the political environment much more than we realise. Whether they are sympathetic or not to your concerns, there are simple but effective steps we can take to amplify our voices and provide insights to MPs that are valuable to them.

  • Article: Nov 10, 2021

    Tuesday night was a big victory. This Government planned to deport 50 people - including many Black British residents - to Jamaica. In the end, just four flew (this was of course four too many). There will be so many families feeling relieved, so many kids who will get to see their dads again.

    Detention Action and Families for Justice say "This couldn't have happened without all of your action".

  • Article: Nov 10, 2021

    The Nationality and Borders Bill was introduced into the House of Commons in July 2021 and completed its Committee stage in that House on 4 November 2021.

    Amnesty International has produced a well researched and thought out "Fact Checker" which shows where the Bill simply fails to deliver e.g. on breaking people smuggling gangs and protecting people seeking asylum.