Asylum Welcomes strives to improve conditions for asylum seekers, refugees and immigration detainees in Oxford and throughout the UK.
We make expert recommendations for changes to local and national government policies in order to uphold the rights and improve the welfare of asylum seekers, refugees, asylum seekers and immigration detainees.
We do this by being part of a number of consultative groups, by giving media interviews, and by issuing publications.
Asylum Welcome is committed to enabling the voices of asylum seekers, refugees and detainees to be heard.
Recent advocacy publications are listed below. See also News articles about Asylum Welcome published online and in print.
- 7 January
Response from Asylum Welcome to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills consultation: New eligibility category for higher education student support
- 24 September
Briefing Paper on the Immigration Bill September 2015. Response and Recommendations from Asylum Welcome
- 8 September
Response to the Home Office consultation: Reforming support for failed asylum seekers and other illegal migrants
Submission to Vulnerable Detainee Review: Asylum Welcome May 2015 -final
- 17 April
Consultation response from Asylum Welcome, on proposals affecting Assisted Voluntary Returns (AVR) programmes.
- 15 April
Letter to Oxford City Council regarding rough sleeping 15.4.2015
Asylum Welcome Objections to Cherwell District Council Planning Application 14/01778/F
- 1 October
Asylum Welcome Submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry on Detention
- 20 August
Information from Asylum Welcome Visitors, submitted to HMI Prisons at the time of its inspection of Campsfield House Immigration Removal Centre