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Torture survivors and the Hostile Environment – how the Windrush scandal exposed the darkest corners of immigration policy

By Freedom from Torture, 08 May 2018
In Britain and worldwide people have been watching with horror as the Windrush scandal impacted on an ever growing number of people. A relentless stream of stories have emerged of people, mainly elderly Caribbean-born, who have been detained, threatened with deportation, refused healthcare, bank accounts, been made homeless and denied the right to work.

The EU citizens at risk of failing to secure 'settled status' after Brexit

By Madeleine Sumption, University of Oxford, via The Conversation, 13 April 2018
The government has committed to ensuring that all EU citizens living in the UK will still have the right to do so after Brexit. Our latest research from the Migration Observatory says that in practice, it won’t be that easy.

Prolonged arrival: The route to settlement is winding & grinding

By Megan Wong and Fabien Cante, Migrants' Rights Network, 10 April 2018
MRN's Route to Your Rights project sought to document the challenges that migrants face in settling in the UK. The stories collected through interviews with both migrants and support workers show how difficulties linked to immigration administration, housing and employment often reinforce each other, compounded by gendered vulnerabilities.

Sponsored worker restrictions – why are so many employers being refused permission to employ new staff from overseas?

By Latitude Law, 21 March 2018
Employers who need to recruit overseas talent to fill skills gaps in their businesses find themselves limited by the monthly cap on new worker numbers. To secure permission from UK Visas and Immigration to sponsor a new migrant employee, the prospective employer must secure an allocation of restricted certificate of sponsorship (RCoS), for which the proposed sponsorship must score points.

The right of appeal against refusal of a residence card: where are we up to?

By Jonathan Metzer, UK Human Rights Blog, 07 March 2018
One way for an immigrant to gain the right to be in the UK is by making an application under the Immigration Rules. But these applications are relatively expensive and the requirements have become increasingly stringent (e.g. in a case of a partner, the normal minimum income requirement of £18,600 p/a, which was upheld by the Supreme Court). For as long as the UK remains in the EU, there is also…

Labour: shifting the narrative on migration, from hostile to humane?

By Elspeth Macdonald, Migrants' Rights Network, 27 February 2018
Last week Diane Abbott, Labour's shadow Home Secretary, gave her first major speech on immigration since the 2017 election. Migrants' Rights Network (MRN) was invited along to listen, and below we share some thoughts on what, if anything, seems to have changed. Labour values
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