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Who is a Refugee? - JCWI’s ‘I am a Refugee’ campaign and the difficulty of defining people

JCWI’s upcoming campaign – I am a Refugee – seeks to raise awareness and recognition of individual refugee’s stories, through celebrating their lives in the UK. For this campaign we believe it is important to have an inclusive definition of what it means to be a refugee, based on common understanding, which encompasses all those who have sought sanctuary and found refuge in the UK.

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What’s next for the Hostile Environment: The Immigration Act 2016 and the Queen’s Speech

As the dust settles on the latest Immigration Bill, which has now received Royal Assent and become the Immigration Act 2016, we will review the changes it brings.

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Hope for refugee children who want to be reunited with their parents

JCWI wins appeal on behalf of refugee child in the UK separated from his family.

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Commons to vote today on Lords amendments to the Immigration Bill 2015/16

This afternoon the House of Commons are considering amendments to the Immigration Bill 2015/16 which have been made in the House of Lords.

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The Pitfalls of ‘Permission to Rent’

Under the new Right to Rent scheme everyone is divided into two categories: those who have a right to rent, and those who do not.

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An Update on the Family Migration Rules in light of the MM case in the Supreme Court

The Home Office has agreed to review the Guidance concerning the Best Interests of children outside of the UK, following an intervention by JCWI and the Office of the Children's Commissioner (OCC) in the Supreme Court case of MM & Ors.

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£35k pay threshold for migrant workers who wish to settle is to be debated for first time on 7 March

Migrant workers in the UK just cannot catch a break these days.

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Right to Rent: A Tenant’s Guide to the Landlord Immigration Checks

JCWI’s Policy team has now produced a useful guide on the checks which is intended for tenants and those advising individuals in the private rented sector, both those currently renting or seeking a property to rent.

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Peers set to debate flaws with 'Right to Rent' scheme

This afternoon the House of Lords will debate Baroness Hamwee’s motion that the ‘Right to Rent’ co

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