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Migrants
Total 11 Posts

Through its immigration policies, the UK government decides whose families are ‘legitimate’

5 min read
UK proposes changes to visa rules amid migration panic. Health and care visa holders can’t bring family; British citizens need £38,700 income for non-British families. Policies suggest hierarchy in family legitimacy, impacting migrants and mixed-nationality families.

Landmark victory: UK court rules immigration data exemption unlawful

5 min read
The Court of Appeal has declared the Immigration Exemption in the Data Protection Act 2018 unlawful, protecting migrants’ fundamental data rights. This triumph reflects years of determined advocacy from the3million and Open Rights Group.

Rishi Sunak’s Rwanda bill: How much trouble is the prime minister really in as MPs threaten a parliamentary rebellion?

5 min read
The potential significance for Rishi Sunak of losing the Rwanda bill vote, an unusual event, lies in its impact on immigration policy. However, winning the vote isn’t particularly noteworthy, as more challenges are anticipated, including the possibility of rebellion and amendments.

Immigration and asylum rows are another sign of Brexit’s total failure

14 min read
Brexit has not only failed to deliver on its promise of reducing immigration and controlling borders, it has also made the immigration issue worse and more difficult to manage. The government’s chaotic and ineffective immigration policies, such as the Rwanda policy, have only added to the problem.

Hotels and employment aren’t major ‘pull factors’ for refugees

4 min read
UK policies aimed at reducing asylum-seeking through welfare and job restrictions are ineffective, research shows. The key driver for asylum destination choice is existing social networks, not employment or welfare benefits.

How a repair centre empowers migrants in Amsterdam

2 min read
Migrants in Amsterdam work at a repair centre that saves clothes from waste. The centre offers training and support to workers and aims to open more sites in the UK.

I’ve worked in precarious jobs for more than 10 years – here’s what unions should do to support migrant workers

6 min read
Since 2011, I’ve worked in more than 20 precarious workplaces in hospitality, manufacturing and logistics – and I have only seen a union once.
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