This testimony of the UK’s “hostile environment” comes from Sipho Sibanda, an activist and asylum seeker in Belfast. Of the piece, she says “It came from frustration, seating in a house that’s meant to be a home, feeling lonely and missing the rest of your… Read more »

The Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI) have today released their new report on the impact of ‘right to rent’ checks on migrants and ethnic minorities in England. The Right to Rent scheme was brought in by the 2014 and 2016 Immigration Acts… Read more »

By Lisa Matthews, coordinator at Right to Remain. Yesterday (12 May 2016), the Immigration Bill 2015-16 received Royal Assent, which means it now becomes the 2016 Immigration Act. In those words, a great deal is bound up. As we have written previously, the Act involves… Read more »


Last night MPs voted against five amendments which represented a little light in an otherwise dark and nasty piece of legislation, the Immigration Bill 2015-16. The amendments concerned unaccompanied children seeking sanctuary, indefinite detention, detention of pregnant women, the rights of overseas domestic workers, and… Read more »

Reblogged from the Detention Forum Committee Stage in the House of Lords on Monday 1st February 2016 was the first opportunity Parliament had to consider the Immigration Bill and immigration detention since publication of the landmark Shaw Review. Lord Roberts of Llandudno eloquently explained what… Read more »

Yesterday, the 2015 Immigration Bill reached the report stage, at which proposed amendments were debated and voted on. The Bill Let’s start with something simple. The Bill is not nice. It is a hardening and an extending of the measures designed to create a ‘Hostile… Read more »

By Alexa Sidor, Right to Remain volunteer. Irregular migration is hard to quantify, as by definition it is not officially recorded.  Irregular migrants are people who owing to unauthorised entry, breach of a condition of entry, or the expiry of his or her visa, lack… Read more »


Here are some of the important events of the last year – moments of solidarity and success, setbacks and threats, and working together to overcome injustice in the asylum and immigration system. Think we’ve missed off something important?  Let us know on Facebook or Twitter.… Read more »


Xenophobic Immigration Bill The new Immigration Bill, described by one politician as “the most racist piece of legislation that this country has witnessed since the 1960s… aimed at setting up a regime of harassment for migrants”, will affect international students more than any other group… Read more »


At a meeting organised by Legal Action for Women in London on Saturday, representatives from groups all across the UK came together to share how things are in their locality, and to plan what we can all to do fight the racist immigration bill, the… Read more »