Yesterday morning Doctors of the World (DOTW) staged a creative protest outside of the Home Office in London. Parodying Theresa May’s infamous ‘Go Home’ vans from 2013, the stunt sought to highlight how immigration controls are creeping into hospitals and endangering us all. Fantastic message… Read more »

Yesterday we attended an APPG meeting on the Windrush scandal. Entitled “Undocumented Caribbean residents – the uncertain status of Commonwealth citizens in the UK”, and hosted by the Runnymede Trust, it was an important and urgent meeting. Speakers included several high-profile Labour MPs, including David… Read more »

Ruth Valentine is a member of Haringey Welcome and a Tottenham resident. Ruth worked for many years with refugees in the UK, and currently volunteers with a local charity. She’s also a poet and a funeral celebrant. It is a relief to have the words… Read more »

Fifty years after they were expelled from their home by the British government to make way for a US military base, the children of the Chagos Islanders are being caught up in the UK’s hostile immigration system. A private members bill will today get its… Read more »

Asylum claims are considered under the 1951 UN Refugee Convention, and its incorporation into European and UK immigration law. To be granted asylum (to get refugee status), you have to demonstrate that you have a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, political… Read more »

Brighton & Hove and Cambridge City Councils have just joined Manchester in passing These Walls Must Fall motions to condemn indefinite immigration detention and committing to action to build the movement to end the practice. In a sign of growing movement against detention, both motions… Read more »

Opelo Kgari and her mother have lived in the UK for 14 years – since Opelo was just 13. For almost three months they’ve been detained at Yarl’s Wood detention centre, uncertain of their future. Please sign and share this petition calling for their freedom.… Read more »

In a major U-turn, the government has abandoned its divisive policy of forcing schools to collect pupil nationality and country of birth data. Schools Against Borders for Children, together with parents and teachers, fought a brilliant campaign on- and off-line, and have dealt a blow… Read more »

Human rights groups have today published a report laying bare the extent to which the Government’s “hostile environment” policies have infiltrated all areas of UK life. Liberty’s Gracie Bradley tells us about how the guide gives the public, parliamentarians and civil servants advice on how… Read more »

‘Theresa May’s hostile environment has meant a lack of basic rights for human beings in precarious situations.’ We wrote for Politics.co.uk about the government’s “right to rent” policy causing homelessness, discrimination and exploitation. The standard operating procedure of the May government is to outsource immigration… Read more »