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Keep Campsfield Closed: Sign the Petition

Help us reach 1000 signatures! My name is Allan. I am a father, a carer for social services, and a refugee, and in 2014 I was detained at Campsfield House Immigration Removal Centre.  I am one of the thousands of people who were detained at Campsfield House in Kidlington, Oxfordshire between 1993

2023-01-24T18:53:41+00:00January 24th, 2023|

Why did asylum seekers *really* come to the UK in 2022?

By Tiger Hills, Advocacy Volunteer  Over the course of a year in which 45,756 people crossed the channel in unsafe vessels, there was rarely a break in coverage of these small boat crossings. The issue has been at the top of the agenda all year, for successive prime ministers and

2023-01-03T17:36:20+00:00January 3rd, 2023|

Rwanda plan deemed ‘legal’ – but our resistance continues

Content by Nadia Kashoo / Image by Slava Kosteniuk What is the Rwanda Plan? On the 19th of December 2022, the High Court ruled that the UK government’s plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda is legal. The Rwanda plan is an immigration policy designed to send those identified as ‘illegal

2022-12-22T11:44:45+00:00December 21st, 2022|

Join hands with Asylum Welcome this winter

Dear Friend, My name is Jess Beagent, and I have the enormous privilege of working as the Youth Service Coordinator at Asylum Welcome. I work with 14–25-year-olds who are alone in the UK, far from their parents and families. This year we expect to provide support to more than 3,000 clients. But, as the last

2022-11-25T17:49:13+00:00November 25th, 2022|

The RAMFEL Report: a reflection on the UK’s increasingly hostile environment

Content by Tiger Hills / Image by Slava Kosteniuk Reporting by RAMFEL reminds us how our immigration system continues to be ‘hostile’ for migrants even after they gain entry to the UK and begin to re-establish their lives. The UK Home Office introduced its ‘hostile environment’ policy in the 2014

2023-01-03T14:32:58+00:00November 20th, 2022|

“They did not receive the welcome they deserve”

Our director, Mark, criticised the egregious Home Office failures that led to vulnerable refugees being transferred to an Oxford hotel with no prior planning or consultation. Mark Goldring, director of Asylum Welcome, told The Oxford Mail, “it is absolutely right” that Oxford should welcome more refugees and asylum seekers but

2022-11-11T14:36:30+00:00November 11th, 2022|

Family & Community Day at The Old School House

By Sarah Firth, Families & Community Coordinator & Independent social worker Asylum Welcome’s Resettlement Programme currently works alongside 14 families providing 12 months of intensive support to adults and children who have arrived to settle in Oxford city via the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy (ARAP) and the UK Resettlement Scheme (UKRS) programmes

2022-11-18T17:53:47+00:00October 27th, 2022|

The Hand of Friendship – protest through embroidery

Dear Friends, The articles in this newsletter are linked by a common thread of respect for every individual as a human being, a belief that every person has the right to safety, dignity and opportunity, and that we should do all we can to make this a reality. This is

2022-10-31T15:16:10+00:00September 30th, 2022|
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