Home Office’s “deport first, appeal later” policy is (of course) unfair and unlawful

  Since July 2014, the Home Office have been deporting people from the UK before their human rights appeals have been heard. The policy is known as “deport first, appeal later” and was enshrined in law at Section 94B of the Nationality Immigration and Asylum Act 2002. Since it began, Unity have been working with Read more about Home Office’s “deport first, appeal later” policy is (of course) unfair and unlawful[…]

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 ![…]

MASS DEPORTATION Charter Flight to Nigeria and Ghana set for May 24th

[To see what you can do, scroll down!] A charter flight is scheduled to depart from London Stansted at 23:30hrs on May 24th for Nigeria and Ghana, part of the regular Home Office practice of forcibly removing up to 100 people on privately chartered ghost flights that leave from an undisclosed location in the middle Read more about MASS DEPORTATION Charter Flight to Nigeria and Ghana set for May 24th[…]

PRESS RELEASE//UPDATE: Police Scotland violently break blockade and separate mother and son

        Yesterday (Monday 21st March 2016), at around 20:30, Police Scotland violently broke up a peaceful blockade in solidarity with Beverley Vaanda Kanjii and her 14 year old son. Beverley and her son were awoken yesterday by a dawn raid, carried out by 4 immigration officers, 2 social workers and 2 cops from Read more about PRESS RELEASE//UPDATE: Police Scotland violently break blockade and separate mother and son[…]

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[…]

Stop deportation of Asylum Seeker Garcia Toamas Fuxi Cui

Garcia Toamas Fuxi Cui is in political exile. He came to the UK almost a decade ago with a student visa but, fearing for his life, claimed asylum instead of enrolling at university. He feared for his life because he had been a human rights activist in Angola, and to this date he fears persecution Read more about Stop deportation of Asylum Seeker Garcia Toamas Fuxi Cui[…]

LEAH MUST STAY! Home Office to deport rape survivor and mother of two

Leah Gonzales has been in the UK since she was a child, she has grown up in the UK, attended school and college and has countless family members here including two children. Despite this the Home Office plan to deport her tomorrow via Virgin Atlantic flight VS29. They plan to fly Leah to Bridgetown, where Read more about LEAH MUST STAY! Home Office to deport rape survivor and mother of two[…]

A Response to Colin Freeman at the Telegraph – Calais and The Reality of Asylum Interviews

On the 5th August 2015, The Telegraph published an article claiming that ‘anarchists’ and people that believe there should be no borders had ‘infiltrated’ the migrant camps in Calais. This article was, at best, a joke. At worst, a pitiful but determined attempt to further undermine and vilify asylum seekers and their supporters, whilst distracting from the Read more about A Response to Colin Freeman at the Telegraph – Calais and The Reality of Asylum Interviews[…]