No more Detention

Pinar Aksu is a community worker and activist. Here she writes about the continuing scandal that is immigration detention, and the need to get involved in the campaign groups calling for its end. In recent months, more than 2 people died in detention centres: Harmondsworth and Dungavel Immigration Removal Centre. People who come here seeking […]

2017: a year in review

Amid an increasingly difficult situation for migration justice, and progressive politics in general, 2017 has witnessed some inspiring resistance. This year has seen over 70 organisations from across Britain and the north of Ireland call on the Home Secretary to allow refugees to rebuild their lives in peace; migrant workers strike decisive wins in the […]

Our work in communities across the UK

A recent fortnight provides a snapshot of the work Right to Remain does in communities across the UK. Starting in Manchester, we participated in the lively and important discussions around the theme of “Beyond the ‘Good Immigrant’”. Hosted by the Migrant Rights Network, a range of individuals and groups came together to discuss the follies […]

Help keep borders out of our children’s classrooms

  Since September 2016, the Home Office has been asking school’s across England for the nationality data of their students. This policy is unnecessary, divisive and puts vulnerable children at risk. It’s part of Theresa May’s self-described ‘hostile environment’ – which is brining borders and racial discrimination into all areas of public and private life. […]

Manchester City Council first local authority to pass motion condemning detention

Yesterday, Manchester City Council become the first local authority in Britain to pass a motion condemning immigration detention.  You can read the motion here. The motion, proposed by Councillor Mahadi Sharif, was passed unanimously by the council. Here’s how it happened: Councillor @kelly4labour seconding the #TheseWallsMustFall motion at #Manchester council. We must send a message to […]

EU rough sleepers to get their day in court

  Tuesday 21st November will mark the beginning of a three day court case, where charities are challenging the government’s policy of detaining and deporting EU rough sleepers. The campaign group NELMA, which has been leading the campaign against the policy, notes that it long predates Brexit: existing in some form since 2010, it has […]

“Detention is a filing cabinet for human beings”: Parliamentary Meeting on Immigration Detention

Earlier today MPs and Peers held a parliamentary meeting on immigration detention, hearing from experts about the hazardous effects of detention, and why urgent and systemic change is needed. Chaired by Paul Blomfield MP and the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Refugees, the meeting heard from organisations and individuals working directly with people affected […]

“When you see injustice – speak out!”: These Walls Must Fall in Manchester

Last Thursday human rights campaigners, union members, migrant rights groups, political representatives and other members of the public met to campaign against immigration detention. Setting up for the big event at the historic Mechanics Institute. Follow us, @wallsmustfall and #TheseWallsMustFall for updates! pic.twitter.com/EAcln0LgrG — Right to Remain (@Right_to_Remain) November 2, 2017 Gathering at Manchester’s historic […]