Hostile or Compliant environment: some changes

Britain can be an unforgiving place for migrants.

The Government’s hostile environment (or, as ministers have since attempted to rebrand it , ‘compliant environment’) policies aim to make life unbearably difficult for undocumented people in order to deter more migrants coming to the UK and to encourage people to leave. Continue reading “Hostile or Compliant environment: some changes”

Liberty report: A Guide to the Hostile Environment

Liberty report: A Guide to the Hostile Environment

Conclusions: This guide to the hostile environment may make for difficult reading, but its purpose is to help us to know our enemy.

Internal border controls amount to state-sanctioned discrimination
and are fundamentally incompatible with the human rights laws the
UK is signed up to. Continue reading “Liberty report: A Guide to the Hostile Environment”

Calais Children: A Case to Answer

You can ask for a copy of this film, and arrange a showing in your area:

This film was made by Sue Clayton as evidence for the Court that the Home Office is failing in its duty to children in Calais.  It is powerful , and Sue is going round the country to raise awareness of the issues it raises http://calais.gebnet.co.uk/home/upcoming-screenings.

See the website http://calais.gebnet.co.uk/: Continue reading “Calais Children: A Case to Answer”

Recent change of Home Secretary

Recent events: Amber Rudd tendered her resignation as Home Secretary very recent and has been succeeded by Sajid Javid.

Detention Action has issued a statement in response to this announcement, emphasising the need for detention reform if there were to be a fair and humane immigration system, bringing together all the key arguments.  You can read it here.  http://detentionaction.org. uk/the-new-home-secretary- needs-to-embrace-detention- reform Continue reading “Recent change of Home Secretary”

Attempted removal of Yarlswood woman; BBC report on destitution

Independent: 9.4.2018 – Opelo Kgari: Government thwarted in second bid to deport woman brought to UK from Botswana

Exclusive: Kgari, who spoke to The Independent about life in Yarl’s Wood and took a leading role in hunger strike by detainees, avoids Home Office efforts to deport her as lawyers condemn ‘positively inhumane removal regime’

Continue reading “Attempted removal of Yarlswood woman; BBC report on destitution”