If your application for asylum has been refused or you are threatened with removal, you may wish to start a campaign against your deportation.

You have the power to stop deportations.

If your choice is no choice, speak out!



An Anti-Deportation Campaign involves getting the support of friends, family and the wider community to make the government change their minds about your case and allow you to stay.

Never doubt that a small group of dedicated people can defeat an attempt to deport someone

How to Campaign

Campaigning involves putting information about your case to the general public in order to get their support. By demonstrating to the Home Office that you have wide support, a campaign aims to influence their decision in your favour.

Successful campaigning involves building support and solidarity at a local level and constructing a network of sympathetic contacts in your local community and throughout the country. Campaigning can include writing letters, collecting signatures for petitions, organising demonstrations, holding public events to attract media interest and also getting the support of your MP and other prominent figures.

You are not alone.

You will find other individuals and groups who are sympathetic and will be eager to help you in your efforts

Is a campaign necessary?

Because you cannot always rely on the law to keep you here, it is sometimes necessary to start a campaign against deportation or removal. It is your decision – and yours only – whether or not to set up a campaign. The campaign is about building and demonstrating support for your case so that the Home Secretary will use their wide discretionary powers to allow you to stay.

There cannot be a guarantee that a campaign will succeed, but there are many people who have won only because of a campaign.

Take the first step

Check out this guide to setting up a public anti-deportation campaign, if you would like to meet people who can support your campaign, please get in contact,  fill in this form, and bring it along when you come to a meeting.

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