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Windrush cases just ‘tip of iceberg’ of immigration failings, report warns

From Guardian -https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/may/17/home-office-dehumanises-asylum-seekers-says-report?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other Home Office accused of dehumanising refugees with ‘systemic failures’ in handling claims Home Office mistreatment of immigrants goes far beyond the Windrush generation and affects thousands of refugees and asylum seekers, according to new research which concludes that the “dehumanising” approach is systemic. The report, published...

Launch of Manchester Refugee Rights Campaign

On the 7th of April we launched the refugee rights campaign in Manchester with our first public meeting. The meeting was well-attended by a mixture of new refugee contacts and Socialist Party members. The countries the refugees came from ranged from Somalia to Sri Lanka, but all had had...

Socialist Students conference 2018

Refugee Rights campaign spoke at the Socialist Student Conference. See below a report of the conference. Theo Sharieff, Socialist Students national chair Over 100 students attended the annual Socialist Students conference at Birmingham University on 24 February. The day highlighted the successes of Socialist Students’ work over the last...

Enjoyable and successful Cardiff Refugee Rights gig

Lawanya Ramajeyam Refugee Rights members attended a fundraising gig organised by Cardiff Young Socialists on 10 February. I was deeply moved by the huge support that we received. Everyone welcomed us and was very friendly in supporting us. Everyone wanted to talk to us and ask about the campaign....

Protest Against the Syrian Bombing

Reported by Lawanya Ramajeyam. More than 250,000 Syrians have lost their lives in the brutal armed conflict of more than four-and-a-half years. Refugee Rights Campaign organised a protest outside 10 Dawning Street on 20th March against the bombing of Syria. We had a protest on the 15th year anniversary...

Anti-Racism Demonstration 2018

Report by Sathya Rajan Despite the severe cold and snow fall, nearly 10,000 people attended the UN Anti-Racism Demo to protest against the racial and religious discrimination and also to support refugees and migrants rights. This demo was happening all over UK and Europe. In London, massive crowd gathered...

Hunger strike in Yarl’s wood detention centre

Hunger strike in Yarlswood detention centre Demands After an initial 3 day hunger strike where the Home Office refused to acknowledge the hunger strike, it is clear that they are not listening to us. On Monday 26/02/18, we will cease to participate in detention, we will not eat, use...

[Cardiff News plus] Refugees Rights Campaign in Cardiff

Refugees were supported by Young Socialists Cardiff in an event organised this weekend. People came together to show their support to Refugees Rights Campaign. Refugees were putting forward their demands and spreading awareness about it among the people The campaigners say “refugees living in Britain are one of the...

[The Guardian] The new arrivals The new arrivals ‘A lottery’: asylum system is unjust, say Home Office whistleblowers Three former staffers describe ‘cut and paste’ decisions and rushed, biased interviews with asylum seekers

The British asylum process is a lottery and many asylum interviews are rushed, biased and resolved by “cut and paste” decisions by overworked Home Office staff, whistleblowers have told the Guardian. Former staff employed in deciding asylum claims said some colleagues had a harsh, even abusive, attitude towards applicants,...

Refugee Rights – Model motion

    For asylum seekers right to work. This trade union branch/body notes that: We are now witnessing the highest levels of displacement on record. An unprecedented 65.6 million people around the world have been uprooted from their homes by war and environmental catastrophes. Among them are nearly 22.5...