Thank you for all your hard work campaigning on the Immigration Bill and amendment 84 (judicial oversight on immigration detention). Here is a helpful storify about the Immigration Bill and its journey through Parliament. We're grateful to the Detention Forum for the briefing about what happened yesterday in Parliament and what will be in the Immigration Act when the bill receives royal assent in the next few days. The bill will re-shape the way immigration detention is curre
With David Cameron’s announcement today that the Government will not oppose what has come to be known as the Dubs Amendment (Lords amendment 87: Unaccompanied refugee children: relocation and support), two issues of contention remain to be resolved next week, which will require the votes of MPs. They are the detention of pregnant women and judicial oversight. Tzelem is following the lead of The Detention Forum by focusing on the judicial oversight amendment. It is important
Many of us were starting to doubt whether our advocacy work to support the Dubs amendment would lead to success but today the Prime Minister has indicated that the Government will make concessions regarding the number of unaccompanied Syrian child refugees who can come to the UK from Europe. Some Conservative MPs had been threatening to rebel, in a crucial vote next week, if ministers refused to accept more of the children.
Listen to the podcast on Share Radio to hear Rabbi Lea Mühlstein of Tzelem talk about the role of the Jewish community in educating on issues of human trafficking and modern day slavery. Don't forget to check out the resources that we prepared for Freedom Sunday.
A number of Tzelem rabbis supported by their families and friends spent the bank holiday Monday at Liverpool Street Station canvassing support for the Dubs amendment to the immigration bill. Standing by the memorial to the Kindertransport, we asked passers-by to sign our petition to the government to vote in favour of the revised Dubs amendment. After the government had voted down the original amendment proposed by Lord Dubs, which called for 3,000 unaccompanied child refugee