We are so grateful to you for getting involved!

We've been bowled over by the support, the creativity and the miles you have moved - so a huge thank you. With apologies about the sound quality here - a short message from us at JCWI! 

You have done something amazing! And as a team, we have raised over £9,000 for the fight for migrants' rights - we really cannot say thank you enough! Every penny you have raised goes towards our work supporting people like Rosa and her family.

Rosas story JCWI

Rosa's story

“She’s crawling now, pulling herself up”, Rosa says proudly of her little daughter.

We’re speaking on the phone – Rosa at home in London, with her husband Dilip and baby Grace.

They have some security now, after a year from hell. Last spring, as Rosa and Dilip were getting ready to welcome their baby to the world, Dilip fell sick, and was diagnosed with leukaemia, a type of blood cancer.

As the pandemic hit, Dilip was going through treatment. Asides from hospital appointments, he shielded at home, along with Rosa who was now heavily pregnant. A friend set up a crowdfunder, as they had no income.

Despite knowing all of this, the Home Office told Rosa, an asylum seeker, that she must travel in person to Croydon for her application to progress.

Georgina, a lawyer at JCWI, took on Rosa’s case and fought a mammoth battle against the Home Office. Eventually they backed down. Rosa and Dilip were then granted £37.75 each per week, and £5 for the baby, to live on.

Dilip has now completed chemotherapy, but his treatment continues and he’s still shielding. Grace is doing well. But the family are struggling on their tiny income. “I am hoping the Home Office will grant my case soon. I need to work, I need to support my family” says Rosa. “It’s truly hard.”

We all deserve to live in safety and dignity. But time and time again, the Home Office puts immigration rules ahead of humanity. People need dedicated, expert lawyers to help them battle through a system that is supposed to be keeping them safe. At JCWI, we help our clients fight their corner to secure their status and get the support they need, so they can get on with life. But we simply could not do this work without you. 

Every penny raised through the People Move challenge will be put to use supporting families like Rosa's, campaigning for progressive immigration reform, and fighting for a fairer future for us all.

Thank you so much for standing up for migrants' rights by taking part in the People Move challenge 2021.

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