Legal challenge to detention of homeless Europeans
European nationals who become homeless in the UK are being rounded up for detention and deportation. The Public Interest Law Unit, along with NELMA, are bringing a judicial review against a Home Office policy seeking to remove EEA Nationals for rough sleeping. They need donations to pay for legal costs for this important case.
The Home Office is deliberately targeting European nationals sleeping rough by detaining and deporting them. Financial support is needed to continue an ongoing legal challenge.
What’s the issue?
The Home Office is deliberately targeting European nationals sleeping rough by detaining and deporting them. We believe this is unlawful and are challenging the Government.
Rather than being helped to access the services they need, homeless people are seeing their sleeping sites raided. Some are detained immediately while others are issued with removal papers.
Many of the people who are being detained and threatened with removal have been living and working in the UK for many years, in some cases over a decade. However, due to the precarious and low paid nature of the work they often engage in and unaffordable housing costs, they often struggle to maintain stable accommodation and experience periods of street homelessness.
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