Year: 2011

No Borders Film Screening

No Borders is running a film screening next week on Monday the 28th November. They’re showing two films – ‘In This World’ and ‘Those Left Behind’ – from 8.30pm at the Space Project, 37-38 Mabgate Green (spaceproject.org.uk). ‘In This World’

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PAFRAS features in Guardian article on IAS Closure

PAFRAS features in a article on legal aid, the closure of the Immigration Advisory Service and access to Justice published in today’s G2, read it here.

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IAS Administration Discussed in the Lords

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Immigration Advisory Service Administration

The demise of the IAS is nothing less than catastrophic for access to justice in the city of Leeds. The firm was contracted to deliver fully 97.1% of all legally aided asylum work in the city and over 70% of all legally aided asylum advice in West Yorkshire. Its demise leaves Harehills & Chapeltown Law Centre, contracted to deliver just 52 cases per year, as the only legal aid provider in Leeds.

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Lindholme IRC Criticised

The Inspectorate made criticisms of the Immigration Removal Centre that covered numerous areas, but, from the perspective of PAFRAS, four specific areas of concern stand out, all of which relate to fundamental detainee human rights.

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Grand Ceilidh for PAFRAS

to celebrate 20 years of music for dancing Bandiera Rossa present: A Grand Ceilidh in aid of PAFRAS featuring live music by BANDIERA ROSSA! All are welcome, No previous experience is necessary, And a splendid time for all is guaranteed!

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The Wages of Fear featured on Radio 4

In February, David Whyte, co-author of The Wages of Fear, presented the research published jointly by PAFRAS and the University of Liverpool on Radio 4’s Thinking Aloud. You can listen again on the Radio 4 website.

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Imprisoned and exploited

The immigration detainees who work for next to nothing. A report in the Guardian in 2 January highlights the links between wage exploitation of undocumented workers and the state. The report by Karen McVeigh shows how detainees at the privately

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Culture of disbelief at UKBA

An interview conducted by Sheen Ayob and published on her blog Shreen Distracted offers some interesting insights on the agency and its employees.

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New Publication! The Wages of Fear

Jon Burnett and David Whyte, December 2010 The Wages of Fear explores the experiences of undocumented workers in the UK. It investigates the occupational risks facing undocumented workers, and finds evidence of routine exploitation, injury, and harm. It further provides

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