Category Archives for Migration

Nick Clegg and the Immigration Bill

Nick Clegg and the Immigration Bill

Representatives of five of Sheffield’s migrant-rights and support groups met Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg in his Sheffield constituency office days after the Immigration Bill had its second reading in Parliament. The Bill, introduced by…
Lampedusa: Only the dead can stay

Lampedusa: Only the dead can stay

 In South Yorkshire there will be many Eritrean, Somali, Sudanese and other migrants mourning the deaths of friends and family off the coast of Lampedusa recently. We send our condolences and our hope that such loss is not…
Syrian Refugees Protest at Calais

Syrian Refugees Protest at Calais

As more and more people flee the war in Syria, a small number of refugees have managed to reach Europe, seeking sanctuary.     Around 65 Syrian refugees are staging a blockade of the Calais…
Campaigning Against the New Family Migration Rules

Campaigning Against the New Family Migration Rules

“This Approach Puts a Price on Love”     On 25 September 2012, at a well attended public meeting organised by SYMAAG, the following resolution was passed unanimously:   ‘This meeting  deplores the Home Office’s…
“It’s Kill or Be Killed” – Refugees and the Syrian Uprising: SYMAAG meeting

“It’s Kill or Be Killed” – Refugees and the Syrian Uprising: SYMAAG meeting

We were pleased to welcome two refugees from Syria to our last meeting on Tuesday 30th October who gave us an update on events in Syria. One was a long-standing refugee in Sheffield and the…

SYMAAG ELECTION PLEDGE LETTER 2010

South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group (SYMAAG) c/o  Scotia Works Leadmill Street Sheffield S1 4SE dignitynotdetention@yahoo.co.uk 9 April 2010   LETTER ON ASYLUM TO GENERAL ELECTION CANDIDATES IN SOUTH YORKSHIRE   We are writing…