Baroness Ludfords Refugees (Family Reunion) Bill Passes its Second Reading

September 13, 2021

On Friday afternoon, the 10th of September, the second reading of Baroness Ludford’s Refugees (Family Reunion) bill passed its second reading in the house of Lords. The ongoing crisis in Afghanistan has highlighted the vital importance of the measures in the bill, which seek to ensure that more refugees can be joined by family members…

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Write to your MP

July 9, 2021

This template has been created to enable you to write to your MP to ask them to stand with us and stand up for refugee families so that they can be together again and live a life in safety in the UK If you have personal experience of family reunion, feel free to add your…

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Families Together Coalition Responds to the Nationality and Borders Bill

July 8, 2021

On the 6th of July 2021, the Home Office published the Nationality and Borders Bill, outlining proposed changes to the UK’s immigration and asylum systems. We are deeply concerned that the Bill seeks to cement many of the harmful proposals outlined in the New Plan for Immigration into UK law. The proposed legislation outlined in…

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Backlogs in the Asylum System are Keeping Refugee Families Apart

July 2, 2021

A new report released today by the Refugee Council exposes the colossal surge in asylum decision backlogs over the last number of years. The report states that by the end of March 2021, there were a staggering 66,185 people awaiting an initial decision from the Home Office. Of these, three quarters, over 50,000 people had…

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Press Release- Refugees (Family Reunion) Bill

June 10, 2021

Liberal Democrat peer Sarah Ludford is tabling new legislation that would mean more refugee children, torn apart by war, conflict and persecution, are able to reunite safely in the UK. Baroness Ludford introduced the Refugees (Family Reunion) Bill in the House of Lords on Tuesday 8th June. Backed by the Families Together Coalition[1], a group…

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Ambassadors from the Voices Network Respond to the New Plan for Immigration

April 28, 2021

On the 24 March 2021, the UK government published The New Plan for Immigration; a series of proposals including sweeping changes that undermine how the UK fulfils its international obligations to those seeking asylum, most notably by proposing differential treatment according to the way a refugee arrived in the UK. This will include restricted family…

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New Plan for Immigration – Full briefing

April 16, 2021

The Government’s New Plan for Immigration proposes sweeping changes that undermine how theUK fulfils its international obligations to those seeking asylum, most notably by proposingdifferential treatment according to the way a refugee arrived in the UK. It proposes that forsomeone who is recognised as being in need of international protection, the type of leave and…

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