What we told MPs about the asylum process

Last week, GMIAU Policy Officer Rivka gave evidence to the Women and Equalities Committee as part of their inquiry, Equality and the UK Asylum Process. The evidence session focused on access to services for vulnerable people in the asylum process: financial support, accommodation, healthcare, children’s services and education. Here’s a…

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Statement on offshore processing – vicious and dehumanising

The government have announced today that they will introduce “offshore processing” of asylum claims by detaining people seeking asylum in Rwanda while they wait to have their claims decided. GMIAU wholeheartedly opposes these plans. The idea of “offshoring” the asylum process is dehumanising, degrading and an abdication of moral responsibility towards…

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