Thursday, January 22, 2015

Urgent call from LD4SOS

Lib Dem MPs have reacted quickly and well to an appalling Home Office
decision to make all asylum seekers, wherever they live in the UK, who
have been refused leave to remain and are appealing, to have to travel to
Liverpool to submit fresh evidence. The detail is in this pdf.

Please write to your MP (Hywel Francis for Aberavon or Peter Hain for Neath) to sign the EDM below, and ask organisations that you know of who will be concerned of to write to their MP and circulate.

LD4SOS have worked hard this week and there is now an Early Day Motion,
tabled by Julian Huppert MP and already signed by MPs of all parties,
urging the Home office to change the rules on submitting new evidence in
asylum cases.  The Early Day Motion is set out in:
http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2014-15/714

Sarah Teather MP has put down a parliamentary question as follows :
“To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons
her Department decided that further submissions on asylum and human rights
cases must be made in person in Liverpool; with which bodies her
Department consulted before making this decision; and what assistance her
Department will provide to help individuals travel to Liverpool to make
such submissions.”

There is an article in this morning’s Independent here :
http://www.independent.co.uk/incoming/asylum-seekers-set-to-be-forced-to-tr
avel-hundreds-of-miles-to-submit-documents-to-home-office-9993667.html

LD4SOS have written two articles here :
http://www.ld4sos.org.uk/archives/349
http://www.ld4sos.org.uk/archives/351


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