JRS UK joins many others in condemning government's new plans for the asylum system. Learn more with these resources.
The government recently published proposals to completely overhaul the asylum system, nearly pulling us out of the refugee convention, alongside an inaccessible consultation process lasting six weeks.
This happens against the backdrop of upheavals wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic, and as changes to the asylum system are already underway, such as the new rules on admissibility, the use of barracks to house people seeking asylum, and plans to open a new detention centre at Hassockfield.
Refugees and those who stand in solidarity with them are speaking out. We encourage you to join us!
There have been a wide range of responses and related research published. Key letters and statements include:
Some excellent research has recently been published on refugee experience in the current context (we’ll keep updating this list):
Here are some resources which provide more detailed information on the New Plan for Immigration and why it is so problematic.