20 Oct 2022. Lauren Crosby Medlicott Once a woman seeking asylum in the UK finally receives notice of her leave to remain, it may be assumed their battle is over. They’ve waited months, potentially years, to hear from the Home Office about their asylum claim, so surely life will get easier. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case. … Continue reading The New Arab: Women continue to struggle after seeking asylum in the UK
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1 August 2022. Lauren Medlicott Kidnapped, imprisoned and raped – but new legislation means this asylum seeker fears she could be deported. Women asylum seekers and refugees fear that their asylum claims will be rejected and they may be deported under the UK’s new immigration legislation. The regulations introduce a two-tier asylum system and harsh penalties … Continue reading Open Democracy: The UK’s Nationality and Borders Act penalises women. Here’s how.
15 July 2022 by BETHANY RIELLY PROTESTS are being held outside detention centres across Britain this weekend to demand the government drop its “inhumane” plans to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda. The nationwide action is aimed at sending a message of solidarity to men and women imprisoned inside the detention estate, campaigners told the Star. … Continue reading Morning Star: Nationwide actions outside detention centres to end the brutal Rwanda policy.
26 April 2022. BETHANY RIELLY FEMALE refugees from Africa condemned Home Secretary Priti Patel’s Rwanda deal as modern-day slavery today during a protest against the Nationality & Borders Bill. Members of the All African Women’s Group (AAWG) of asylum-seekers warned that the lives of people sent to the East African country under the scheme would … Continue reading Morning Star: Female refugees condemn Home Secretary’s Rwanda deal as ‘modern-day slavery’
4 March 2022 UK parliament is debating whether to pass new immigration legislation that will disproportionately affect women’s chances of getting asylum and protection in the UK. The Nationality and Borders Bill was introduced to “increase the fairness of the system to better protect and support those in need of asylum”, however it came under … Continue reading Nadja: UK Borders Bill is “an attack on women”
24 January 2022. Charities and organisations working with women refugees and asylum seekers have warned the bill is ‘harmful and discriminatory’ to women in particular. Lauren Crosby Medlicott reports If we had claimed asylum under the Nationality and Borders Bill after travelling through so many countries to get here, we would have been put in detention and not granted … Continue reading Independent: How the Nationality and Borders Bill will affect women refugees and asylum seekers
14 December 2021 by BETHANY RIELLY FEMALE refugees living in Britain spoke out yesterday against the Nationality and Borders Bill, warning that the changes will “destroy” the lives of other asylum-seekers. Members of the All African Women’s Group (AAWG) who have experienced Britain’s asylum system warned that the proposals will make an already “horrendous” system … Continue reading Morning Star: Patel’s borders Bill will ‘destroy us,’ refugees in Britain warn.