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Theresa May’s racist song sheet

| Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013 | No Comments »
UKBA BRAND STREET GLASGOW WAITING ROOM PHOTO CREDIT The Scotsman

Why we are demonstrating on 24th October Update: ‘Go home’ billboard vans not a success, says Theresa May The demo is going ahead. The withdrawal of the Go Home Vans represents a small victory but we must shame this government into realising that its entire agenda on immigration is profoundly racist and unjust. The current regressive and draconian immigration policies

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Demo against the UKBA and it’s ‘Go Home’ posters

| Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 | 1 Comment »
DEMONSTRATION AGAINST THE UKBA AND ITS ‘GO HOME’ POSTERS

Southall Black Sisters Protest against Racist Immigration Laws and Tactics JOIN US ON 24TH OCTOBER 2013 FOR A MASS DEMONSTRATION AGAINST THE UKBA AND ITS ‘GO HOME’ POSTERS EATON HOUSE, 581 Staines Road, Hounslow, Middx TW4 5DL From 10.30am to 12.30pm (Our Tradition, Struggle not Submission) On 2nd August Southall Black Sisters took to the streets to protest against the UKBA’s

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Go Home Campaign Public Meeting

| Thursday, September 12th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Public meeting on supporting Immigrants in London Following on from the outrage about the Go Home vans and the immigration spot checks at transport hubs around London, a public meeting has been organised in Southall by RAMFEL, Migrant Rights Network, AARX and Southall Black Sisters to support refugee and migrant activists and interested individuals. The meeting will: provide an update

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SBS opposes immigration raid in Southall

| Friday, August 2nd, 2013 | 14 Comments »
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UKBA: RACIST AND DISCRIMINATORY On 1 August 2013, a UKBA immigration enforcement vehicle was parked near our office. We were having a support group meeting at the time with women who use our centre. We were all so enraged by it that we emerged from our building and followed the vehicles around Southall shouting “this is racist”. Many of the

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Domestic Violence and Immigration Advice Surgeries

| Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Hammersmith and Fulham Law Centre SBS Domestic Violence and Immigration Outreach Service are being provided by trained domestic violence advocates at Southall Black Sisters and qualified Immigration solicitors from Hammersmith & Fulham Law Centre. Our partnership with Hammersmith & Fulham Law Centre is a long standing one that has led to successful outcomes over the years for our clients. Hammersmith

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SBS opposes the government’s proposals on family migration

| Friday, May 18th, 2012 | No Comments »
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SBS joins one of several groups in opposing the government’s recent proposals on family migration in an open letter to the Times Editor For full transcript of the letter go to http://www.migrantsrights.org.uk/blog/2012/05/home-office-plans-are-too-harsh-letter-editor  

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Immigration policy on forced marriage is unlawful

| Wednesday, October 12th, 2011 | 4 Comments »
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Landmark Supreme Court Ruling: Immigration policy on forced marriage is unlawful Southall Black Sisters welcomes the judgment in the Quila and Bibi* case. The Supreme Court has stated that the government’s ban on non-EU spouses under the age of 21 from entering the UK, is an unlawful interference on a couple’s right to respect for private and family life. SBS

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10 Key Actions for a Safer World

| Monday, September 27th, 2010 | No Comments »
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ENDING VIOLENCE AGAINST BLACK & MINORITY ETHNIC (BME) WOMEN & GIRLS WHAT BME WOMEN WANT – 10 KEY ACTIONS FOR A SAFER WORLD In the Autumn of 2010, SBS and the End Violence against Women coalition organised consultation seminars on a national strategy on violence against BME women and girls. Over 200 individuals and organisations attended these events around the

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Victory on No Recourse to Public Funds

| Friday, July 16th, 2010 | No Comments »
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On 16 July 2010, the Home Secretary, Teresa May, announced that the Home Office pilot scheme, the Sojourner Project, which gives women with immigration and no recourse to public funds (NRPF) problems access to housing and subsistence costs for up to 40 days for those who apply to remain in the UK under the ‘domestic violence rule,’ will be extended

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SBS Launch The No Recourse Fund

| Thursday, July 9th, 2009 | No Comments »
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Background Information Women fleeing domestic violence desperately need emergency accommodation, support and protection. However those subject to the ‘no recourse to public funds’, because of their insecure immigration status (i.e. they are not UK residents), cannot access any form of emergency accommodation, including refuges, as they are not able to claim housing benefit, income support and other state benefits. They

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