by Norma Turner, GMLC Trustee Our patron Dr Erinma Bell says that “Moss side is a good place to be” “It is a vibrant, multicultural community of diverse communities. Over the years a lot of work has been done to improve the image of Moss Side and South Central Manchester by people who live and work…
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The next generation fighting for justice: this project needs your help
With the help of many supporters we reached our initial target of £2000 on Wednesday, which means we will start to get paid out for our LASP scheme, which starts in Autumn.
Please share this appeal, so we can continue and reach our stretch target of £5000. We have until Sunday, 12th August at 8am. If you have not done so already, please email five people you know this link:
And if you are on social media, please share our appeal (Over 10% of this fundraiser so far came through links on Facebook).
Quote @gmlawcentre (https://twitter.com/gmlawcentre) on Twitter or Facebook about it .
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.
This page is regularly updated, as new information becomes available.
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.
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.
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
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