20 March 2023

Template Letter Against the Illegal Migration Bill

At Positive Action in Housing, we are profoundly concerned about the implications of the Illegal Migration Bill. Outlawing people from accessing asylum in the UK where they have not arrived through state-endorsed routes, this Bill would act as a ban on asylum, punishing people when it should be protecting them.

15 March 2023

UNHCR Profoundly Concerned by UK Asylum Bill

In its current form, the “Illegal Migration” Bill compels the Home Secretary to deny access to the UK asylum system to those who arrive irregularly. Rather than being provided with protection, these asylum-seekers would instead be subject to detention in the UK, while arrangements are pursued to remove them to another country. 

13 March 2023

We need to #StartSafeRoutes

Whilst 160,000 people wait in a backlog for asylum decisions, far-right targeting of people seeking asylum increases, and inflammatory language continues to be used by the Home Secretary, the UK Home Office has announced their Illegal Migration Bill. The policy is an attempt to #StopTheBoats by effectively banning people who cross the Channel in small boats from claiming asylum. 

8 March 2023

Resist Racism - join the march

Saturday 18 March 2023 Glasgow

7 March 2023

Words that can start fires

It’s not just the lack of safe routes that is pushing desperate people into small boats, it’s also the government's racist rhetoric.

3 March 2023

Palestinian poet drowns trying to reach Europe

A young Palestinian man and a father from Gaza named Mahmoud Bakir wrote a poem in February 2021 about why he is fleeing and expecting his death during the journey by sea. Mahmoud sank today while attempting to reach Europe.

21 February 2023

From Kyiv to Glasgow: A story of hope and humanity amid a horrific war

Neil Mackay, the Herald’s Writer at Large catches up with the Abramov family, who fled Ukraine as Russia invaded and found themselves sheltered by a Glasgow family.

10 February 2023

Turkey Syria Earthquake Appeal

Following the devastating earthquakes that have hit Turkey & NW Syria, Positive Action in Housing has launched a donations appeal amongst our members and wider support networks to contribute financially towards the wider relief effort to reach people affected by the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria.

25 January 2023

Glasgow asylum family homeless after ‘Home Office failures’

A FAMILY seeking asylum in the UK has been left "traumatised" by a 12-hour ordeal during which a string of failures saw them leave their home and wait hours in sub-zero temperatures, be picked up by police and then moved across the country to Newcastle then York.

23 January 2023

The treatment of the Okwo family

On Monday 16 January, Henry and Blessing Okwo with their three children aged 4 months (Henry), 2 years (Beauty) and 4 years old (Ferdinand) endured sub-zero temperatures for over 12 hours in Glasgow after a catalogue of indifference, safeguarding failures and outright neglect by those who should know better, the Home Office, its contractors Migrant Help, Mears Group and the Police. What happened to this family is the tip of the iceberg. What you're about to read are the facts according to Henry and Blessing Okwo backed up by screenshots, photos and messages. This is happening to many others whose voices are simply not heard. In this case, as soon as people realised what happened, they showered this family with love.

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