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Update and advice about the Rwanda Bill

News 1 May 2024

Many of you will have seen the news last week that the government passed a law that they believe will allow the Home Office to send some asylum seekers to Rwanda. You may have also seen reports over the weekend about the Home Office planning to detain people this week, with the intention to remove them to Rwanda. We want to acknowledge how frightening this might be for some of you, your  friends and family and the community as a whole.

You can find out more information about the Rwanda bill here.

We understand that many of you might have some questions, and we wanted to answer some directly below. If you have any concerns or questions not answered in this email, please reach out to a member of staff.

What is the Rwanda Bill/Law?

Who will it affect?

According to the Home Office Guidance those who may be selected for removal to Rwanda are:

Who will this not affect?

What do I do if I receive a notice from the Home Office mentioning Rwanda?

What do I do if I need to sign in in person in the coming weeks/months?

How to prepare if you are at risk of being detained?

How can Room to Heal Support you?

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