Victory! Home Office withdraws their asylum seeker evictions policy

We’re excited to share this update with you from one of the organisations we work closely with to support refugees and asylum seekers. Thanks for the amazing work they do, you can read all the updates below.

We’re delighted to report that, following GMLC and DPG’s clients bringing a case against the Home Office, 4000 refused asylum seekers are now protected from evictions as they have been during the Covid pandemic. The Home Office have finally agreed to withdraw their evictions policy, meaning that asylum seekers can remain in their homes for now.

As long as hostile environment policies continue, they will keep creating situations where we have to challenge the Home Office to protect the homes and livelihoods of our clients – and where many more with no legal representation will suffer. Stand with us in opposing these vicious policies wherever you can.

Read more at The Guardian here

On the fourth anniversary of the devastating fire that killed 72 residents (14 June), GMLC and Bolton TUC bring together four campaigns that have suffered at the hands of an establishment which has denied them justice for decades. We demand justice for their plight!

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GMLC has created a presentation to explain to a general audience what’s at risk if the Police Crime Sentencing and Courts Bill 2021 becomes law this year. It’s aimed at Greater Manchester residents and communities, such as Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities, affected by the Bill. 

View and share the presentation now

At the end, we ask people to sign a petition and write to their MP. Writing to your MP is particularly important if you live in Altrincham and Sale, Bolton, Bury, Cheadle, Hazel Grove, Heywood and Middleton or Leigh, whose MPs have so far backed the Bill. Please share this resource and the petition or template letter widely, and especially with people who live in these areas.

Sign the petition

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Send a letter to your MP

Please share on social media after you have signed the petition or sent a letter!

We’d love to hear your personal reflections on the Bill and how to oppose it – email to share your ideas.