Category Archives for Campaigns

How Mears are putting asylum tenants in danger

How Mears are putting asylum tenants in danger

Along with asylum tenants, SYMAAG has long documented conditions in asylum housing in Yorkshire and the north east. We assumed that when Mears took over the asylum housing contract in our region from G4S in…
Protect asylum residents – Close Urban House in Wakefield.

Protect asylum residents – Close Urban House in Wakefield.

Asylum residents in Urban House Initial Accommodation Centre in Wakefield are living in overcrowded conditions which endanger their lives. For the past two months as Covid-19 has become a pandemic, people in Urban House hostel…
Don’t Let Them Die in Libya – Sheffield protests 18 January

Don’t Let Them Die in Libya – Sheffield protests 18 January

       Don’t let them die in Libya Sheffield march and demonstration Saturday 18 January 12.30pm Meet bottom of The Moor near Moor Market S1 4PF at 12.30 and march to Sheffield Town Hall…
Justice for Simba – End the Hostile Environment. Sheffield November 20

Justice for Simba – End the Hostile Environment. Sheffield November 20

Simba Mujakachi, his father Victor and many other Zimbabweans living in Sheffield were threatened with deportation earlier this year. A huge campaign successfully defended them, securing the release of Victor and others from Morton Hall…
On the Frontline: Voices of Resistance in the Asylum System

On the Frontline: Voices of Resistance in the Asylum System

John Grayson and Victor Mujakachi look at solidarity, research and actions in Sheffield by people in the asylum system and their supporters. I got out of Morton Hall because I spoke out loud largely through the…
The Hostile Environment comes to Sheffield

The Hostile Environment comes to Sheffield

EXCLUSIVE: Arrests of suspected undocumented migrants soar in Sheffield, the UK’s first City of Sanctuary Since Theresa May launched the “Hostile Environment” South Yorkshire Police have arrested hundreds of Sheffielders every year on suspicion of…
Some good news: Hamid is free!

Some good news: Hamid is free!

Hamid Baygi has been released from detention and is now back in Sheffield thanks to a successful campaign. He should never have detained. Hamid has lived in the UK for 50 years and was threatened…
Keep Hamid in Sheffield. Demonstrate Monday 3 June

Keep Hamid in Sheffield. Demonstrate Monday 3 June

Hamid Baygi has lived in the UK for 50 years. Now the Home Office want to deport him to Iran on Tuesday 4th June. This is what the ‘hostile environment’ looks like Hamid volunteers to…
No Deportations to Zimbabwe

No Deportations to Zimbabwe

A huge campaign in South Yorkshire earlier this year secured the release of our Zimbabwean friends Victor, Khuzani and Benji from Morton Hall detention centre. It also prevented their deportations to Zimbabwe where they would…
Resistance to Zimbabwe deportation plan grows

Resistance to Zimbabwe deportation plan grows

Victor, Khuzani and Benji, Zimbabweans from South Yorkshire have been released from Morton Hall detention centre. Marian and the other people interviewed by the Zimbabwean Embassy official at Sheffield Home Office have not been detained…