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Local day of action against ban on asylum-seekers working

Local Lift the Ban campaigners will be participating in a nationwide day of action on Saturday to call on the government to give asylum-seekers the right to work. There will be stalls in Hastings and St Leonards during the day and an evening event, One Hastings, Many Voices, to encourage public support. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 17:42 Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 In: Politics Tags: Alex Kempton asylum Felicity Laurence Hastings Community of Sanctuary Lift The Ban Nick Terdre Sajid Javid Shortage Occupation List Trevor Webb

Campaign for fairer refugee policy goes to Parliament

Moves to reform some of the unfairest elements of the UK’s policy towards refugees seeking asylum took a step forward at the annual Sanctuary in Parliament event hosted by the national City of Sanctuary movement and attended by Alex Kempton and Felicity Laurence from Hastings Community of Sanctuary. Felicity Laurence, chair of the Hastings group, who provided a vivid account of the ‘hostile environment’ underlying Home Office policy towards immigrants in a previous article, explains the new proposals.

Posted 17:12 Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018 In: Politics Tags: Alex Kempton Amber Rudd Andrew Mitchell asylum Caroline Spelman Christopher Chope City of Sanctuary Felicity Laurence Hastings Supports Refugees hostile environment Kwasi Kwarteng Lift The Ban planned destitution Windrush

Request for help for Javad

A few months ago, HOT reported on Javad’s case (see links below) – a young autistic man from Iran who is seeking safe asylum here in the UK. He’s lived here since his early teenage years and now has a home with two kind and caring local people, Terry and Stuart Alexander, who care for him very much and want him to be able to stay in this country. Your letters of  support are a much-needed contribution to Javad’s case. HOT’s Zelly Restorick writes. 

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