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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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Lucy’s Story

July 5, 2021

In 2018, my ex-husband came to the UK as asylum seeker. Because of the conflict in Syria we first escaped to Kuwait. My partner was wanted by the Syrian government and we had to  flee to find security and safety. He continued his asylum journey to find safety and he travelled from Kuwait to Greece…

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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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Abrahaley’s Story

April 22, 2021

I came to the UK as an asylum seeker, was granted refugee status in 2016, and reunited with my family in 2018, four years after I fled Eritrea. I fled Eritrea in 2014 because of political problems in the country. At the time, I was in the military service. For fear of my safety and…

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