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Sign the Statement for the Coalition Against the Destitution of Asylum Seekers

22/4/2004

Sign-up to oppose Section 55 of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act which has left thousands of asylum seekers destitute

Statement:

We the undersigned express our opposition to the inhumane measures already in place, and those proposed, which effectively leave asylum seekers destitute, without state support for food and shelter. The measures are an affront to the Human Rights Act. We are particularly calling for:

* the repeal of Section 55 of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002. This inhumane measure has left thousands of asylum seekers effectively destitute because of the timing of their application. Asylum seekers should have the right to pursue their claim whether having applied at port of entry or in-country. They are prevented from working to support themselves and without any recourse to help they suffer mental and physical deterioration.
* The withdrawal of clause 7 of the new bill – which proposes to deny support to families at the end of the asylum process and, if necessary, remove their children into care if they do not ” take reasonable steps to leave the UK voluntarily “. We are opposed to this extension of s.54/Schedule 3 of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 and these provisions should be repealed.

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Resources:

A Self-Help Guide against detention & deportation

pdf Exploring the decision making of Immigration Officers

pdf Independent Race Monitor: Annual Report 2005 -2006

Facts about migrants in the UK

UK Visas: Entry clearance – facts and figures

pdf Myth-busting facts and figures about refugees and asylum seekers

Immigration and Asylum Research and Statistics

pdf Media Image, Community Impact

pdf CRE Conference Report: Refugees and asylum seekers: Delivering race equality and good race relations

pdf Briefing on the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, Etc.) Bill

pdf Position Paper on Immigration

Links:

The Independent Asylum Commssion

Researching Asylum in London (RAL)

UNITY Center, Glasgow

Electronic Immigration Network

Don't believe the Type

Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants

No Place for a Child

Migrants Resource Centre

The Exiled Journalists’ Network (EJN)

The refugee story in statistics

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