The acronym HAT stands for Here and There. Here: (where they are now) they are asylum seekers, refugees and/or immigrants. There: (where they came from) they were doctors, journalists, nurses, poets, accountants, hoteliers etc.
Hatnews acts as a catalyst to give prominence to the voices and skills in the wilderness. It is a conduit of information and news for asylum seekers refugees including those granted any form of status or those whose cases have been rejected by the Home Office forcing them into destitution. Hatnews also serves people who may be going through the immigration system, or economic migrants here on work visas.