Cardiff Migrant Solidarity (CMS Wales) is a group of individuals based around the Cardiff area who are interested in supporting migrants, refugees and asylum seekers, and fighting against racism and repression in south Wales.
Many of us are currently active in the Cardiff Destituion Network and some of us have been part of the re-launch of a No Borders group in South Wales, however we are still aiming to use an office space in Cardiff, or as close as possible, to set up a ‘solidarity centre’ similar to the Unity Centre in Glasgow.
We are part of a large network of support (see links page for more info).
We have also recently supported ‘Dignity for Asylum Seeker’ campaigns, and are supporting the Syrian Resettlement campaign for Wales.
We are all volunteers and receive no funding from any government or businesses.
We believe in freedom of movement for all, not just the rich and privileged.
What is Cardiff Migrant Solidarity about?
We exist to offer practical solidarity, initial advice and mutual aid to all asylum seekers, refugees and sans-papier in the south Wales area, for housing and asylum case needs.
We can find people seeking sanctuary decent solicitors, a space to work on asylum cases if needed, and provide the resources to support people with a public campaign if it is the wish to build support in the community. See Right to Remain for examples.
If someone is detained by the Home Office we can contact their lawyer, friends and family, arrange for their belongings to be looked after, provide emotional support and encouragement, contact the press and media about their case and run emergency campaigns and protests to stop them being forcibly removed.
Please see our leaflets for more information.