News January 2024


31 January 2024

Asylum Backlog Continues Despite Misleading Comments

Attempts from the Home Office to deliver Rishi Sunak’s pledge to clear the asylum backlog of more than 92,000 “legacy” cases – cases lodged before July 2022 – by the end of 2023 has failed. Over 4,500 of these legacy cases remain unresolved.


24 January 2024

Home Office system creates safeguarding crisis

A report released by the Refugee Council, Helen Bamber Foundation, and Humans for Rights Network entitled ‘Forced Adulthood’ has this week highlighted the harmful impact of Home Office decision-making on children seeking safety in the UK. The damning findings of the report expose entrenched failures in age-assessment processes used by the Home Office, uncovering the high incidence of children wrongly deemed to be adults.


17 January 2024

Template Letter Against the Rwanda Plan

Today, the Rwanda Plan enters the Third Reading in the House of Commons. This Bill will directly breach international human rights law and have dire consequences for those seeking asylum in the UK. You can use our template letter below to express your concerns to your MP.


12 January 2024

UK Government Hikes Visa Fees and IHS

“We are broke, but we are not broken and we demand the government does the right thing – pay our public sector workers fairly and make a u-turn on the visa fees exploitation’.” – Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit (GMIAU) Action Group statement.

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