July 5, 2018

Refugee Families and Home Office Accommodation

  I’m getting more and more casework in my advice surgeries about refugee and asylum seeking families with young children being ordered to move out of their Home Office accommodation in Cardiff Central with just a few days notice, to other parts of the UK often hundreds of miles away because of a shortage of accommodation provided by the private …

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June 4, 2018

Family Reunion Rights – Home Office Questions

I asked the new Home Secretary Sajid Javid whether he will change the rules to help unaccompanied refugee children who have come to the UK reunite with their parents. I have championed the cause of unaccompanied children who have had to flee their homes due to war and violence and become separated from their parents, because of the cases that …

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March 16, 2018

Reuniting Refugee Families and Banning Unpaid Trial Shifts

Unusually for a Friday, I am in Parliament today to support two very important Private Members’ Bills. These are the Reuniting Refugee Families and the Banning Unpaid Trial Shifts Bill. As the name suggests, Private Members Bills are Bills introduced by individual MPs rather than by the Government. Because of the complexity and unpredictability of parliament’s procedures, I can’t be …

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October 30, 2017

Presenting Mohammed Mirzo Petition to the Home Office

This morning I joined Mohammed Mirzo and his father Ali, along with Jonathan Cox from Citizens UK, to present a 31,000 plus signature petition to the Home Office. The petition, signed by people in Cardiff Central and across the UK, is addressed to Home Secretary Amber Rudd MP, asking that she intervenes to stop Mohammed from being taken from his …

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September 16, 2015

Help Refugees in Crisis – Volunteers Needed

Thank you to everyone who brought donations to our office for refugees in crisis. We were absolutely overwhelmed with the response and groups across Cardiff have collected thousands of items. It is now time to sort the items and get them ready to be sent on to Calais and Europe. We are working with Cardiff and Vale Sanctuary Support to …

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September 3, 2015

Collection for Refugees in Crisis

**Update 08/09/15** Due to the overwhelming generosity of people in Cardiff Central, unfortunately our office is now full so we are unable to take any more donations at the moment. There is an ongoing need for support for refugees, so please keep hold of any items for now and we will update this post when there is more information about …

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