Under the shadow of Trump’s aggressive policies against people crossing the US border, the rise of xenophobic parties and policies in Europe, and ongoing scandals of Theresa May’s ‘hostile environment’ immigration policies, things often seem bleak. But within this people are also surviving, thriving, celebrating… Read more »

Known as Direct Provision, Ireland’s asylum system has faced severe criticism from the United Nations, local political parties, and – most importantly – from those in the system themselves. Grassroots groups, most notably the Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland (MASI), have been campaigning for… Read more »

Last night Islington became the first London council to pass a These Walls Must Fall motion against immigration detention! The motion also covers the Home Office’s ‘hostile environment’ and the rights of European citizens in the borough post-Brexit. It makes a strong statement of support… Read more »

The images of children locked up in cages at the US/Mexico border and crying out for their parents shocked the world. Yet in the UK we continue to detain children and our immigration policies also split up families. To find out more, read our piece… Read more »

The Mama choir performing

Migrant Artists Mutual Aid was founded in 2011. They are a cross-national network of women, mothers, migrants, artists, academics and activists who work together to support members of their group who are seeking sanctuary, and campaign for justice in the migration system. (Liverpool Event, 2017)… Read more »

Campaigners with messages outside HOME

Last night saw two great #TheseWallsMustFall events in Manchester for Refugee Week. People engaged in a performance protest raising awareness about detention at HOME, with the help of Virtual Migrants. It highlighted the injustice of immigration detention and was a tribute to the 120 women… Read more »

In this guest post, Aylisha Hogan of Housing4All writes about the group are doing to combat homelessness for people seeking asylum in Belfast. Last week, activists and supporters from the asylum seeker-led Housing4All group held a protest outside the head offices of Northern Ireland Housing… Read more »

Sipho Sibanda, a Belfast-based activist, writes about the recent loss of her infant daughter, and the huge funeral costs that followed. As people seeking asylum in the UK cannot access financial help with funerals, she argues that urgent change is needed. A few weeks ago a… Read more »


At the end of May, the Home Office issued an amended version of their Enforcement Guidance and Instructions. A new section was added to Chapter 60, “Judicial Review and injunctions” in response to a legal challenge by Duncan Lewis Solicitors which argues (the case is… Read more »

The Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI) has been given permission by the High Court to bring a legal challenge against the government’s ‘right to rent’ policy. The policy is a key a strand of the Home Office’s notorious ‘hostile environment’, which outsources… Read more »