100 signatures to our petition…keep them coming!

Today we hit 100 signatures on our ‘This is Home’ petition! The petition urges the Prime Minister to:

  • Establish a legal pathway to regularisation for all rejected asylum seekers who have lived in Malta for 5 years or more and have not been returned to their country through no fault of their own.
  • Ensure that the criteria for qualification for regularisation are clear and public and not based only on proof of employment and self‐sufficiency, but take all an individual’s integration efforts and links to Malta into account.
  • Draw up legal rules to regulate both the application and the decision‐making procedure, which provide adequate guarantees of fairness, independence and impartiality.
  • Grant clear legal rights to those who qualify for regularisation, as well as to those who today benefit from THPN, which will allow them to live with dignity and to work towards more permanent forms of status, such as long‐term residence, in Malta.
  • Make sure that, whatever the changes to the procedure for renewal, there is no reduction in the rights and benefits of those who today enjoy THPN.

Have you and all your colleagues signed it yet?? Have you circulated it within your networks, and on social media??

Here’s the link, GO ON AND SHARE:

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/Prime_Minister_of_Malta_This_is_Home/?cTlHGmb

Meeting the Minister to talk about ‘This is Home’!

Dear campaign followers,

We’re happy to announce that, following the successful launch of the ‘This is Home’ campaign, the Ministry for Home Affairs and National Security has requested a meeting with us in order to discuss our objectives and specific campaign elements.

Representatives from the three leading NGOs (aditus foundation, Integra Foundation and JRS Malta) will be present at the meeting later this week, and we’ll zoom in to very specific recommendations and highlight our concerns.

For the campaign, this is an excellent opportunity to have a direct conversation with the entity that can actually make a difference. It’s great that the Ministry got in touch with us right away!

We’ll keep you updated on our progress…wish us luck!