Monthly archives: August, 2012

“United By Love, Divided By Theresa May” public meeting. Report and campaign proposals to follow soon…

Public meeting to discuss what the new family migration rules mean and how we oppose them. When: Tuesday 25th September 7pm Where: Quaker Meeting House, 10 James Street, Sheffield S1 2EW Speakers from Migrant Rights Network, SYMAAG and from the Sheffield Yemeni Community Association.   This meeting is being held because major changes in family immigration rules …

UKBA: “No evidence that returnees to DRC are at risk”

Latest: “No reliable evidence..that a returnee has experienced harm or ill-treatment after being returned to the DRC from the UK” – UK Government. When MP Tom Blenkinsop asked this question in Parliament he received the above answer. Is the UK Government unaware of the many reports of ill-treatment following forced deportations to DRC? Democratic Republic …

G4S Asylum Housing: Lowering Standards, Demolishing Accountability

Note: UKBA statement on transport of people’s belongings issued 1st August 2012. We have been finding cases where people have been told they cannot transport more than 2 bags of their belongings when being moved. In one case this has led to vital equipment for a baby being left behind. G4S, Live Management, Cascade etc take …

G4S in the “Asylum Market”

At a G4S-requested meeting with SYMAAG back in February 2012, their representatives explained that G4S’ “primary concern” was to make money for their shareholders in what they called “the asylum market”. It’s 6 months into the UKBA COMPASS contract which saw £210 million of public money go to G4S to run asylum housing in Yorkshire …

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