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Home Office deportation targets show how Britain's immigration system is harmful by design

By Victoria Canning and Monish Bhatia via The Conversation, 27 April 2018
April has been a month of turbulence for the Home Office. The aftermath of the Windrush exposé has shaken British politics to its core. But it's now that Amber Rudd faces the biggest challenge of her role as home secretary to date, after admitting that her department had internal regional…

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. Most of the 3.6m EU citizens and their family members should…

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…

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…

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 The main…

Deportation of foreign criminals: out of country appeals still lawful

By Rosalind English, UK Human Rights Blog, 02 February 2018
Nixon & Anor, R (On the Application of) Secretary of State for the Home Office [2018] EWCA Civ 3, 17 January 2018 The Court of Appeal has refused a judicial review application and permission to appeal in two cases where the applicants were required to pursue their challenges to…

Highly Skilled Migrants protest against the injustice of the Home Office

By Shehzad Khan, Highly Skilled Migrants, 30 January 2018
Highly Skilled Migrants have contributed massively to the British economy. We are doctors, engineers, IT professionals, lawyers, lecturers, teachers, etc. Highly Skilled Migrants have contributed over £250bn to the British economy and most of us have spent over a decade in the United…
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