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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

Calais Children: A Case To Answer

At the January Hastings Debates, Clare Moseley, founder of Care4Calais, spoke about the current desperate situation on the ground for refugees in Calais. Professor Sue Clayton (Goldsmiths University) concluded the talk with an introduction to her award winning investigative film Calais Children: A Case To Answer. Next week, on March 28th, Professor Clayton returns to Hastings for a full screening of the film, with Q and A following. Felicity Laurence from Hastings Supports Refugees writes.

Posted 05:59 Friday, Mar 23, 2018 In: Politics Tags: Alf Dubs Fund Safe Passage Calais Children A Case To Answer Calais Jungle City of Sanctuary Dubs Scheme Duncan Lewis Immigration Solicitors Hastings Community of Sanctuary Hastings Supports Refugees Lord Alf Dubs

The Hastings Refugee Buddy Project

A refugee who arrived in the UK in the 1970s has recently founded a Buddy project for the Syrian families arriving in Hastings through the Government’s Syrian Resettlement Project (SRP). A team of Buddies is now working closely with the council SRP caseworker. Rossana Leal’s inspiration comes from her own experience as a refugee child and she tells us about why it is a project so close to her heart.

Posted 18:39 Monday, Feb 26, 2018 In: Hastings People Tags: Buddy Chile City of Sanctuary community Hastings refugee Rossana Leal Syria welcome
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