Category «Migration»

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 Home Secretary Theresa May, aims to “create a really hostile environment” for people she calls “illegal migrants”. In particular it …

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 inevitable in the future. Two years ago SYMAAG organised a film showing and public meeting at Sheffield University. We invited …

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 ferry terminal, demanding to speak to a representative of the UK Home Office. Some are on hunger strike.   Last …

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 new family migration rules which came into force on 9 July 2012.  We believe that these rules will prevent many thousands …

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 on behalf of the organisations in South Yorkshire listed on the attached sheet which are concerned about the situation of …

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