Monday 24 February
18:00 – 19:30
at The Black-E
Great George Street, Liverpool L1 5EW
People in Liverpool are setting up support groups for people at risk of immigration detention. Come along to this meeting to find out more
Most people who have applied for asylum or other immigration status have to regularly report (“sign”) at their local Home Office reporting centre. At every reporting visit, the person is at risk of detention, particularly if their application has been refused, which they may not know until they go and report.
Some people phone a friend when they are entering the reporting centre, with instructions for what to do and who to contact if they are detained. If the friend does not get a call within an hour or two to say they are safe, the friend can call their lawyer and/or support group if they have one.
In some areas, local support groups have set up systems to help with this. The person going to report will check-in with the group first, who keep a record of everyone’s contact details and emergency instructions of what to do if they do not come out.
There are different types of groups to suit different needs and local situations. This meeting will discuss the options for this kind of solidarity in Liverpool.