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Welcome to our August 2020 Newsletter

Welcome to our monthly update on news & campaigns happening across the country: Do you work with migrants at risk of homelessness?, How has Covid-19 pandemic affected people of colour and frontline migrant workers?, Immigration Enforcement Inquiry, Other News, Events, Job Vacancies

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URGENT! Do you work with migrants who are at the risk of homelessness due to Covid-19 & NRPF? We need your help!



If you are a frontline organisation or a caseworker working with migrants affected by NRPF and housing issues, please share your experiences in this brief survey. Please share within your networks.

Deadline: FRIDAY 14th August! Take the survey: bit.ly/3gTCel5
 

How has the Covid-19 pandemic affected people of colour and migrant frontline workers? Help us find out!



We are working with Kanlungan Filipino Consortium, The3Million and Migrants At Work to understand the impact of Covid-19 pandemic on people of colour & migrant frontline workers. Please share within your networks.

Deadline: Tuesday 1st September 2020. Take the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/YCSSQM7
 

Immigration Enforcement Inquiry

MRN submitted evidence to the Public Accounts Committee Immigration Enforcement inquiry to describe how immigration enforcement activities are impacting migrant and Black and Minority Ethnic communities, and undermining community relations through their practices.

Read a summary of our submission and our key asks here:

Other News

  • Call For Evidence: An Inspection Of Asylum Casework - The Chief Inspector is inviting anyone with knowledge and experience of the Home Office’s Asylum Casework to submit evidence for his next inspection. There is a specific call to hear from those with first-hand experience of the asylum system. More info
     
  • Bethany Williams x Magpie Project #AllOurChildren - Fashion Designer Bethany Williams' first collab about Motherhood and NRPF with The Magpie Project was so successful, she has now decided to create a second collection inspired by childhood. Her new project is an exploration of the role that clothes and fabrics play in making up and making sense of our personal histories, childhood memories, and sense of self – of family either that we are born in to or that we choose. She would like us to all be a part of her next collection, and to help collect the research for the design process. More info on how to get involved
     
  • Do you need immigration & employment advice? - Are you a migrant worker or someone from the BAME community who has been affected by immigration rules and discriminatory employment practices? You can book a free session with a qualified advisor from Migrants At Work. More info
     
  • A Guide For Migrants & Asylum Rights Organisations About Privacy Settings - Great resource by Privacy International for ANYONE concerned about their social media being monitored by public authorities. Especially great for minority & migrant communities who may be disproportionately affected by various forms of surveillance. More info
     
  • Assessment of Home Office consideration of its policies on the Windrush generation: survey - Equality & Human Rights Commission have launched an inquiry into the Home Office & the Windrush Scandal. If you are a group or organisation representing the Windrush generation, or a Windrush victim please submit your views/info through their confidential online survey. More info

Events

  • Local Authority responses to people with NRPF during the pandemic - 20th August 2 - 3.30 pm - Did local authorities 'bring everyone in' during this pandemic, or were some left out purely because of their immigration status? This webinar will discuss the findings from a research project which aimed to understand the impact of the pandemic on migrants with NRPF; the response of local authorities; and to identify areas of good practice which can be built on to safeguard the welfare of people with NRPF. More info
     
  • Immigration & Human Traficking- Wednesday 12 August 10 am to 1 pm The training will include: The Modern Slavery Act 2015; The National Referral Mechanism – adults and children; The support available to a potential victim of human trafficking; Modern slavery and the criminal justice system for people subject to immigration control; Challenging negative decisions. For more info email: lorainemponela@gmail.com

Job Vacancies

  • Migrants' Rights Network - Campaign Officer - Want to make positive change for disaffected individuals? We are looking for an experienced Campaign Officer to drive forward our advocacy work with migrants and their families disadvantaged by Home Office refusals for indefinite leave to remain (ILR), and the subsequent impact for those with protected characteristics e.g. disabilities. More info
     
  • Lewisham & Refugee Migrant Network - Immigration Manager & Housing & Welfare Benefits Officer - More info
     
  • Project 17 - Administrator - Can you provide Administration support & Advice to affected families?  Find out how you can apply for these roles here
     
  • Hackney Migrant Centre - Destitution Casework Coordinator - The postholder will provide advice on destitution and housing issues to migrants during the Wednesday drop-in session and manage a caseload to lift them out of destitution. More info
     
  • Stop The Trafikk - Project Officer - The primary responsibility for this role, will be to research instances of trafficking occurring between Syria, Turkey and Greece, the routes taken and the methods used by traffickers to target victims. This research will work towards keeping refugees safe from exploitation and providing them with the appropriate help and support they need. More info
     
  • Akwaaba - Volunteer roles - Akwaaba are looking for volunteers particularly those who speak Polish, Russian, Lithuanian + Romanian, but all applications welcome. Please email volunteers@akwaaba.org.uk if you're interested in joining a wonderful + supportive community.

We Need Your Help To Continue To Make A Difference

 We fight for immigration policy and practice that is just and that upholds the humanity and dignity of all people. 
 

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