The legal challenges of forced migration in the UK

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Discover the intricate legal challenges faced by forced migrants in the UK in this informative video featuring Benjamin Powell, a Language Programme Caseworker at Refuaid. Refuaid is a dedicated organisation that stands as a beacon of support for refugees and asylum seekers in the UK, addressing a wide spectrum of issues that deeply affect their lives.

One pressing concern highlighted by Benjamin is the frustrating delay in receiving the Asylum Registration Card (ARC), a vital document for asylum seekers. The ARC serves as a crucial lifeline for individuals seeking asylum, providing essential information about their identity, nationality, right to work, and more.

The video also delves into hurdles encountered by refugees, such as restrictions on studying, navigating banking processes, securing work permissions, and engaging in informal employment during asylum claim processing. Housing, right-to-rent issues, and opportunities for scholarships and study grants are also discussed.

For lawyers and immigration advisers dedicated to serving this vulnerable population, this video provides insights into the legal intricacies of forced migration in the UK, ensuring they can provide the best possible support and guidance to their clients. Don't miss this opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of these critical issues by watching the video today.


Benjamin Powell

Language Programme Caseworker • Refuaid

Benjamin studied Law (LLB) at Exeter University, completing his Legal Practice Course soon after. He then went on to study a master's in International Law and Human Rights at Åbo Akademi University. Over the years, he has worked for a number of organisations which support refugees and asylum seekers. At present, he works as a Language Programme Caseworker for RefuAid, a charitable organisation that aims to improve refugees’ access to education and employment in the UK.

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