UK: Home Office questions highlight 'inhumane' refugee family reunion rules

Today in P arliament the Home Secretary , Sajid Javid, responded to oral questions on the Government’s approach to refugee family reunion, with MPs calling the current immigration rules ‘inhumane’ and demanding urgently-needed reforms. Lucy Wake , Amnesty International UK’s Government Relations Manager , said: “There is clear cross-party support and urgency for reuniting refugees with their loved ones. “Existing immigration rules means refugee families are torn apart by unfair laws. Child refugees have no right to reunite with their loved ones. Others will struggle to gather the necessary pape

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UK immigration statistics: Charities call for change to restrictive rules on refugee family reunion

Commenting on the Home Office quarterly immigration statistics today, Amnesty International UK, British Red Cross, Oxfam and the Refugee Council said in a statement: “That 1,950 refugees living in the UK have been able to be reunited with the family members they desperately miss and need is great news. First-hand experience tells us that reuniting refugee families gives them the best chance of living settled and fulfilling lives. “But the fact remains that many refugees are not able to pass the current restrictive rules and complicated process which is difficult to navigate without legal suppo

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Saturday 21 July 2018

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Football clubs to celebrate the contribution refugees make to football in Amnesty’s second Football Welcomes weekend

A participant in Notts County's Football in the Community refugee programme
A participant in Notts County's Football in the Community refugee programme © PA/EFL
Football clubs across the country will be taking part in Amnesty International UK’s second Football Welcomes weekend next month to celebrate the contribution refugees have made to the professional game since the Second World War. Football Welcomes, supported by a range of Premier League clubs, the English Football League and the FA Women’s Super League, will take place on 21-22 April. The first Football Welcomes weekend took place last April, with 30 clubs participating. This year even more are set to take part. Clubs will put on various events and activities over the weekend, from offering fr

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