In 2016, Daniel Vincent was twice apprehended and detained in Morton hall immigration removal center. Following the refusal of his asylum claim by the Home Office. Whilst in detention, Migrant Action provided Daniel with advocacy support and facilitated access to justice resulting in the revocation of his deportation order and release from detention. Detention was a traumatic experience for Daniel and affected his mental, physical and psychological health.
Following his release from detention, Daniel continues to seek justice whilst challenging structural injustice that create vulnerability and disempower asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants Simply, he is determined to overcome vulnerability, as such, has undertaken and completed the level 4 Information Advice and Guidance course at St Giles Trust, Leeds. He has also completed a trainee adviser placement at the Refugee Education Training and Advice Service- RETAS facilitated by Migrant Action. In his role as a volunteer and trainee adviser, Daniel provided information, guidance and practical support to refugees and new migrants. His lived experienced was integral to his volunteering and placement interactions and interventions.
Daniel’s experiences of structural violence has reinforced his passion for challenging injustice and advocacy. He is actively engaged within advocacy and social change platforms capturing the experiences of vulnerable migrants. Empowered through knowledge, practical skills and mentoring, he is keen on helping other migrants make informed choices as they navigate the complex migration pathways.
Migrant Action exists to challenge systemic injustices that create a vulnerable and hostile environment for migrants. Through information and guidance, advice and advocacy and by facilitating access to justice we enhance capacity and to navigate pathways, increase participation and social integration. We enable migrants overcome vulnerability and articulate a positive and empowering migration discourse.