In a rule change to be enforced by the Home Office from January 26, refused asylum seekers will no longer be permitted to submit new evidence that could help their case at local Immigration Reporting Centre. Instead they will have to travel to Liverpool to present any new submissions. Claiments will have to make their own travel arrangements and pay the full cost, including if they cannot return to their home town the same day, overnight accommodation.
The first major piece of research on female genital mutilation (FGM) in Scotland is being launched today by Scottish Refugee Council with Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice and Communities Alex Neil. The report has identified an urgent need for a strategic, multi-agency approach to supporting and protecting communities affected by the practice.
Every year on the Feast of the Epiphany a letter from the Bishop President of Justice and Peace is read out at every Mass.
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