It's the eight time Cuban grammy award winner, Chucho Valdes. After a mind-blowing performance last night at La Floridita which saw him effortlessly fusing Cuban jazz, samba, classical, and possibly dance at times into something quite sublime, we thought we'd share him with you over lunch. There's far too little celebration of the multiple benefits of migration, and the fresh pespectives it brings in a range of different spheres of life. He's still doing a few more dates in London which we'd highly recommend checking out.
Facts of the case
Husenatu Bah, is a Sierra Leonean national who was granted indefinite leave to remain in the UK in 2005 following an application for asylum in 2000. Her young son was granted leave to enter and remain in the UK on the basis that there was to be no recourse to public funds.
Tomorrow, Wednesday 28 September, UKBA are set to remove over 50 Sri Lankan nationals. They are currently being held in several detention centres across the country. Charter Flight PVT 030 is set to leave at 3pm tomorrow from Stanstead Airport with the 50 on board.
Advocate General Trstenjak has issued her opinion in NS v SSHD. This is an important and interesting cas
The Fahamu Refugee Programme has mounted a campaign to oppose States and UNHCR withdrawing the protection of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees from tens of thousands of Rwandan refugees currently in exile.
As we keep getting Zambrano searches on our blog, we thought we'd do a quick update to our previous post given that we were awaiting some kind of response from the UK Border Agency at the time we last wrote about it.
Basically the UK Border Agency has confirmed in a letter to ILPA that it will be looking at putting regulations to reflect the Zambrano judgment in place 'before the close of 2011 at the earliest'.
UKBA's understanding of the judgment
In response to a previous article on complaining to the media, we were asked to provide ammunition in the form of exactly what asylum seekers do get whilst waiting for a decision. there are so many incidences of tabloids reporting asylum seekers of living in the lap of luxury and costing a huge amount to accommodate, it is necessary to point out the facts.
Ammunition for complainers, if you fancy.
Great question Christopher, here’s the reality of an asylum seeker's plight in the UK:
Cash entitlements for asylum seekers
We managed to get a correction, on an important detail, made by The Daily Mail to a piece they published earlier this year. They’d run an article bemoaning the case of a family of refugees living in a large house (there were ten in the family) paid for by housing benefit. Crucially, they referred to the family as asylum seekers, in the headline and in the body of the article, and thus contributed to the on-going demonization of asylum seekers – being a drain on public resources.
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