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The Guardian Christmas Appeal 2018

The Guardian newspaper have chosen The Refugee and Migrant Centre, Black Country and Birmingham (RMC), an award winning charity, to be one of recipients of their Christmas Appeal 2018.

The appeal this year will focus on “Windrush – access to justice and combating the hostile environment” in recognition of the huge impact RMC, along with partners, were able to have not only on the lives of many but also government policy.

Readers will be able to donate between December 7th 2018 and January 7th 2019, donations received by RMC will be used to continue our frontline vital work with our most vulnerable beneficiaries.

“Since 2012 RMC have helped dozens of people from the Windrush generation here legally, struggling to prove their rights and being treated dreadfully. Their entitlement and legality should have never been questioned in the first place, “Arten Llazari, the charity’s CEO says.

“The implementation of the ‘hostile environment’ has had real and devastating consequences and these cases are the example. The Windrush cases are just the tip of the iceberg of the problems within the UK’s immigration system. If settled people who have been here 40-50 years are treated this way, then imagine what people who have been here ‘only’ 15 or 20 years go through.”

RMC’s remit is very broad and our mission is: to assist refugees and migrants through crisis and disadvantage, by removing barriers to their integration and enabling them to become equal citizens. Since being established in 1999 we have supported tens of thousands of individuals and families at the crucial stages of their settlement and integration in the UK.

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