Know Your Rights – A Guide for Migrants

The Migrant Rights Network has released an essential guide which “aims to help migrants understand their rights and how to assert them in 8 key areas of everyday life: banking, driving, education, employment, health, housing, social services, and the detention and deportation of homeless EU nationals.” (Credit: MRN) With contributions from NGOs and grassroots groups that […]

#HungerForFreedom Day of Action: Wednesday 21st March

This Wednesday 21st March will mark one full month since people inside Yarl’s Wood began their strike actions. On 21st February, 120 people detained at Yarl’s Wood detention centre in Bedfordshire started a hunger strike. Since then, strikers have been refusing food, refusing to work, and refusing to use services inside detention, with a list […]

St Patrick was undocumented

This St Patrick’s Day, Right to Remain’s Luke Butterly reflects on the situation of the Irish undocumented in the US, and the undocumented in Ireland. Every year around St Patricks Day, the Taoiseach (prime minister) of the Irish Republic travels to Washington to present the US president with a bowl of shamrocks to express the […]

‘Leave no one behind’: how people detained in prison are often left forgotten in demands for reform

In this guest post, Benny Hunter, Information and Communications Officer for AVID (Association for Visitors to Immigration Detainees), writes about the particular issues facing people who are detained indefinitely (under immigration powers) at the end of a prison sentence within the prison estate. He reminds us that “As we seek out detention reform, we must […]

Listen: Right to Remain in conversation with Liberty and Pluto Press

We recently teamed up with Liberty‘s Gracie Bradley for Pluto Press‘s latest episode of Radicals in Conversation. We spoke about the hostile environment and immigration detention, how the two areas of immigration enforcement policy are linked, the growing movement to end immigration detention in the UK, and the #TheseWallsMustFall campaign. Listen to the podcast here:

Solidarity with the Stansted Defendants!

***UPDATE***The Stansted 15 trial has been adjourned until further notice. We will provide updates when they are available Last year, 15 people grounded a deportation charter flight for ten hours to prevent it taking off. Next Monday (19th March), they are standing trial, charged with a terrorism-related offence that could result in life imprisonment! (Update […]

Video: Yarl’s Wood demo at the Home Office

On Wednesday 28th February, over 200 people braved the freezing weather and took to the streets in London in solidarity with the men and women on hunger strike in Yarl’s Wood immigration detention centre. As one of the hunger strikers told the crowd: “You’re fighting for our liberty today; but we are fighting for your […]