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Public Space Protection Orders: ‘outright ridiculous to deeply unjust’

Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) were introduced by the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 as part of a toolkit given to Local Authorities to help them tackle anti-social behaviour[1].   They were introduced against an interesting political backdrop: increasing public concern about anti-social behaviour frustrated the Government, who were in fact seeing overall…

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RT @HJAcivillibs: PSPOs are ‘more and more frequently being used to justify criminalising the behaviour of groups already subject discrimin…
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Windrush

We stand in solidarity with  those affected by the appalling treatment of the Windrush generation. At our premises in Moss Side, Manchester, we have been receiving dozens of inquiries from our local community worried about their immigration status. Whilst GMLC currently does not offer immigration advice, we offer some guidance for those affected.

But we also say that this scandal was not an anomaly, but a consequence of the Government’s ‘hostile environment’ immigration policy. We are campaigning for a change in the law to protect people’s rights.

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This page is regularly updated, as new information becomes available.

Windrush immigration and asylum support enquiries

 

We need new laws so that Windrush never happens again

“We can’t just scrabble to give advice to people queuing out the door. The focus needs to be on challenging legislation and the treatment of migrants as a whole” says GMLC employee Roz Burgin.

https://www.gmlaw.org.uk/2018/04/30/we-need-new-laws-so-that-windrush-never-happens-again/

GMLC response to the Windrush compensation consultation

We ask, for reasons set out in our article, in addition to compensation based on individual circumstances, a minimum amount is given to everyone affected by the scandal with an additional set amount given to anyone who travelled back to the UK after a visit abroad.

We also propose that clear and simple details of the compensation scheme, and ways of applying for it, are publicised widely, including directly with all advice agencies working in the communities affected.

https://www.gmlaw.org.uk/2018/06/06/gmlc-response-to-the-windrush-compensation-consultation/

Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit (GMIAU) and Kenworthys Chambers respond to the Windrush compensation consultation

“We propose that the government agree to pay everyone affected by the ‘Windrush’ scandal a minimum level of General Compensatory Damages. This is in addition to compensation payments to be made based on a persons’ individual circumstances”  – GMIAU

“There needs to be both a political and commercial response to right the tragic wrong[s] which has been done to far too many, by providing a reparative payment that truly reflects the harm done to all those who have been wronged. A baseline figure [£10,000] should be given to all and be increased on a case by case basis depending on the complexity of each case” – Kenworthys Chambers

Read more here:

https://www.gmlaw.org.uk/2018/06/18/gmiau-and-kenworthys-chambers-respond-to-the-windrush-compensation-consultation/

GMLC and GMIAU join forces to win important victory over DWP for Windrush victim

Windrush victim wins appeal against £30,000.00 repayment demand and receives £8,041.01 in back-dated benefits. GMLC represented him in his DWP case and GMIAU represented him in his immigration case.
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