Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants JCWI

Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants JCWI is an independent national charity which exists to campaign for justice in immigration, nationality and refugee law and policy … (about 1/2).

Membership: Training; Policy; Publications; News;
Address: JCWI, 115 Old Street, London, EC1V 9RT, UK;

About 2/2: … CWI’s overarching objective is to relieve poverty and hardship among immigrants and refugees by promoting their human, economic and civil rights and our mission is to eliminate discrimination in this sphere.

Since its inception in 1967 JCWI has been instrumental in creating partnerships among voluntary and other service providers and acting as an important resource to them. Our main current activities are policy and campaigning, strategic casework, media, information dissemination, training and publication.

JCWI was formed in the 1960s at a time of new Commonwealth immigration to assist families coming to a new country. JCWI provided free advice and assistance for new immigrants and for the settled community wishing to be reunited with their families. As a result of expertise gained in this way, JCWI began to publish and campaign for changes in increasingly unfair legislation.

Since then JCWI has helped many thousands of families and individuals in desperate need, free of charge. JCWI works to influence all the major debates on immigration and asylum in the UK and increasingly the European Union where the agenda for UK’s immigration policy is more frequently being set.

JCWI continues to be an important resource for others who work in this sphere. It has established itself as a leading training provider in immigration, nationality and refugee law. Over the years, thousands of people have benefited from its highly acclaimed training courses.

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