Note to all ASPEN card users !

  Asylum seekers on Section 95 support have recently received ASPEN cards. Instead of going to collect cash at the Post Office, support now goes directly onto the ASPEN card which can be used as a debit card – at ATMs and in shops.   Benefits for the Home Office include: enabling wider dispersal as applicants Read more about Note to all ASPEN card users ![…]

Press Release: Detainee on Hunger Strike – Detained over 1 year with no prospect of removal

Abdulwahed Ofkir has been in the UK since he was a minor, now he is 25 years old. He claimed asylum in 2007 but has been detained three times and has spent a total of 34 months in immigration detention. He is currently held in Morton Hall IRC and has now been on hunger strike for Read more about Press Release: Detainee on Hunger Strike – Detained over 1 year with no prospect of removal[…]

Solidarity with Palestinian asylum seeker due to be forcibly removed on EasyJet flight

Our friend is 36 years old. He is Palestinian but has been in Europe for the last 3 years. He was born a refugee, displaced from his homeland he has lived in Jordan as a second class citizen all his life. In 2013 things got worse and he had to flee, he has been forced to Read more about Solidarity with Palestinian asylum seeker due to be forcibly removed on EasyJet flight[…]

Unity’s Response to Racist Cuts to Support for Asylum Seeking Families

From today, support rates for asylum seekers with children have been cut dramatically¹. A single parent with one child will now have just £10.55 to live on per day. The government have unjustifiably cut what were already pitiful, insufficient amounts. How can a parent feed themselves and a growing child 3 meals a day on Read more about Unity’s Response to Racist Cuts to Support for Asylum Seeking Families[…]