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Our Next Drop-in: 6 January 2020

Dear all, Please note that we will not be running a drop-in this evening (23 December 2019) and will be again opening our drop-in service on 6 January 2020. If you have an emergency, please call our office on 029 2049 9421. Thank you for your understanding and we wish you a happy holidays. Best wishes, The Asylum Justice team

Our New Project: Drop-in Diaries

Every week, we have a free drop-in advice surgery, and every week, a small group of lawyers give face-to-face legal advice to many of the most vulnerable migrants and asylum seekers who have no where left to turn. People who are not eligible for legal aid, and who are often left to fend for themselves on the streets. We give advice to an average of 25 people each week, and because of this, we thought it would be pretty wasteful not to shine a light on some of these stories. So, in light of this, we have a new project that we are about to get underway: we're calling it our 'Drop-in Diaries'. We will tell you the stories of ...

2019 Cardiff Legal Walk

We are proud to announce that Asylum Justice will be taking part in the Cardiff Legal Walk. Asylum Justice is the only charity based in Wales providing free legal advice to asylum seekers, refugees and migrants. We advice clients on areas where legal aid is limited such as asylum appeals and where there is no access to legal aid such as fresh asylum claims, leave to remain and family reunion. Many of our clients are living in poor conditions, destitute, suffering from poor health, or are applying for a visa for a family member who may be in a war zone or living in terrible conditions in a refugee camp. Please support our walkers, Aimee Jordan and ...

Drop-in Closed Bank Holiday Monday

Please note that the drop-in will not be running this coming Monday, 22 April. Normal opening hours will resume the following Monday. Thank you for your understanding.

Mustafa

''I am so pleased that Asylum Justice helped me bring my family over from Sudan. I was made to feel very welcome by Asylum Justice and appreciate everything they did for me, I will never forget it. While I was safely here, my wife was detained with our first child in Sudan. We ended up losing our little girl who died because of illness brought on by the terrible conditions and no medication given to her in detention. My heart and brain were broken. My wife and I were separated for 10 years before I finally got to be reunited with her. I felt so bad that I was here while my wife and child were suffering in Sudan. What Asylum Justice did for me ...

Asylum Justice Success Rate in Asylum Appeals Nearly Double the National Average

We have recently collated our statistics dating back to 2014, the date where we essentially reopened our advice giving and representing capacities after a brief period of closure. We are proud to say that our success rate in asylum and human rights appeals are almost double the national average, as per the quarterly statistics for 2018 provided by Refugee Council. Our success rate on appeal Appeals as a vital safeguard When an asylum seeker arrives to the United Kingdom in order to seek refuge from persecution in their country of origin, they must apply to the Home Office in order to claim asylum. It is here where the first decision is made on ...

A Warm Welcome to Matthew Rhys

Asylum Justice are excited to welcome our new patron, Matthew Rhys. Born in Cardiff, Matthew has gone on to win an Emmy in 2018 for his role as Phillip Jennings in the acclaimed television series The Americans. He is also known for playing Dylan Thomas in the film Edge of Love and Daniel Ellsberg in Stephen Spielberg's The Post. Matthew has been nominated for two Golden Globes. Matthew has long been an advocate of Welsh culture. In 2008, he was honoured by being accepted as a member to the druidic order of the Gorsedd of the Bards for his contributions to the Welsh language and Wales as a whole. As someone who takes such pride in his Welsh herita...

Drop-in Opening Times

During the festive season, Asylum Justice’s drop-ins will be limited. Please find our drop-in opening times for Christmas and the new year below: Monday 24th December, 2018 – DROP-IN CLOSED. Monday 31st December, 2018 – DROP-IN CLOSED. Monday 7th January 2019 – DROP-IN OPEN. We would like to thank you for your understanding.

Rudi

”It is difficult to find the words to explain how much it means to me what Asylum Justice did. When I was told by my previous solicitors that they could not represent me, I was sent to Asylum Justice. I was scared and the preparation was very difficult. But with the help of Ruth and Hussein, I understood what this moment could mean for my life. I cannot thank Asylum Justice enough, I can now live my life without the worry that I will be sent back to my home country. I am no longer scared. I hope to be able to repay Asylum Justice one day in the future and to share my experiences with people who have gone through what I have.” Please note we ...

Quiz Night at Asylum Justice

Asylum Justice are happy to announce that we will be taking part in this year's Great Legal Quiz and invite you to join. Despite what the name says, the questions will not be of the legal variety and will instead be like your regular pub quiz. The Great Legal Quiz is a fantastic way to raise funds for legal services at the forefront of providing specialist advice to the most vulnerable in society. Advice that they would be unable to receive if it were not for charities such as Asylum Justice. Enjoy a wonderful social event accompanied by delicious food cooked by Steen the chef. All funds raised will go straight to Asylum Justice. Where, when ...