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RACS refugee and asylum seeker support appeal

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Press Release - 22 May

Breaking news - Peter Dutton imposed deadline of 1 October for people seeking asylum to lodge their application for protection.

We are working at maximum capacity, weekdays and weekends to meet with the significant number of people needing to lodge their applications for protection.

Over 3000 people have sought free legal assistance from RACS and there are still approximately 1000 on our waiting list who now all face this newly imposed harsh deadline without warning.

RACS is the only service in NSW supporting this community. For some, such as the 25 Rohingya people we assisted last Saturday, this support will be the difference between staying and going.

This is an urgent request. Please donate to help us increase our capacity.

 

RACS exists to help people seeking protection in Australia by providing free specialist legal assistance.

The process of applying for protection is so difficult that people could be sent back to dangerous life-threatening circumstances in their home countries, simply because they have had no help from a lawyer or translator.

Help us create a fair process for people seeking to rebuild their lives in Australia. 

Demand for RACS' services is greater than ever before.  Don't force these vulnerable people to navigate our legal system alone.

They need our help.

PLEASE DONATE - HELP PEOPLE LIVE FREE FROM DANGER

$35  Will pay for over 100 pages of printingessential documents  

$50  Will help run our telephone advice service for people calling from detention or within the community

 $100 Will provide a language interpreting for 1 hour to accurately document a claim  

$150 Will support our outreach work in Western Sydney

$250 Will support face-to-face advice sessions with a specialist lawyer

$500 Will provide a language interpreting for 5 hour to accurately document a claim  

$1,000 Will support an Application for a Protection Visa excluding interpreter costs - average time is 10 hours per person  

$2,000 Will support an Application for a Protection Visa including interpreter costs - average time is 10 hours per person

$5,000   Will support full Protection Visa application before the Department of Immigration.

 

Are donations tax deductible? Yes

Will I receive a receipt for my donation?
Yes, immediately sent to you by email when approved.

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