Immigration


Reporting conditions for migrants are excessive and punitive

12 March 2019 They make the Hostile Environment even more hostile, writes Mishka

A hostile environment for EU citizens?

5 March 2019 As Brexit rolls on, we are quickly losing hope for a decent, rights-based approaches towards our country’s world citizens, writes Emma Taylor

Stansted 15 activist: ‘We have been found guilty of upholding our democratic right to protest’

7 February 2019 Having a terror conviction will seriously impact our lives, but the real disgrace here is the treatment of people who face deportation, writes Laura Clayson from the Stansted 15.

Brexit or no Brexit, Labour must stand up for migrant rights.

31 January 2019 The moment the left in any way concedes that foreigners are to blame, we let the right win the argument, writes Ana Oppenheim.

The migration system isn’t ready for Brexit – and EU citizens will suffer.

21 January 2019 The future is uncertain for the three million EU nationals living in the UK, writes Jack Gevertz

I am one of the Stansted 15. Here’s why charter flights must end.

10 December 2018 Jo Ram explains why we should all stand up to defend migrants' rights

There is no such thing as a ‘left’ case for borders

3 December 2018 Arguments for borders rely on historically illiterate and morally inexcusable reasoning that has no right to call itself 'leftwing', writes Luke de Noronha

Escape from fear

23 November 2018 Beth Geglia explains why thousands of migrants are risking everything to flee violence, poverty and oppression in Honduras

Building walls: fear and securitization in the European Union

13 November 2018 The report from Transnational Institute reveals that member states of the European Union and Schengen Area have constructed almost 1000 km of walls, the equivalent of more than six times the total length of the Berlin Wall. By European Alternatives

The new undesirables

20 October 2018 Sivamohan Valluvan and Eleanor Penny unpack neoliberal attitudes to migration and 'low-value' humans.

Charter flights are brutal and illegal. Support the Stansted 15.

8 October 2018 Zak Suffee from End Deportations writes on the case of 15 activists facing terrorism charges.

No passports please

23 September 2018 Standing together with migrants should form a key part of the resistance to neoliberalism, writes Ali Bilgic

Citizenship in a capitalist state

4 September 2018 Lea Ypi writes on the death of citizenship as a democratic ideal, and the collapse of civic politics into ethnopolitics.

The long history of the hostile environment

29 June 2018 For decades, the UK government has restricted citizenship to exclude and criminalise people from Commonwealth countries. By Marjorie H Morgan

We need to talk about migrant mental health care

21 June 2018 Dr Hugh Grant-Peterkin and Dr Cornelius Katona discuss the urgency of tackling health care for migrants, who are at greater risk of mental health conditions and have little access to basic services.

The Windrush Scandal proves the government can’t be trusted to renegotiate our border policies

7 June 2018 The treatment of the Windrush Generation revealed the racism and bureaucratic incompetence at the heart of the government's migration system. Marjorie H Morgan writes that they can't be trusted with post-Brexit border policies.

Migration status doesn’t matter – no one should be denied healthcare.

18 April 2018 Members of the Windrush generation have been excluded from NHS treatment. This the fully intended consequence government's 'hostile environment' policy, writes Dr Joanna Dobbin.

This International Women’s Day, we need to support the struggles of migrant women

8 March 2018 Migrant women are often left out of the conversation on women's rights. London Latinxs are taking direct action to set the record straight.

Why I will be refusing food on International Women’s Day

7 March 2018 On International Women's Day, on 8 March, hundreds of friends and supporters of people incarcerated at Yarl´s Wood Immigration Detention Centre will go without  food to draw attention to the struggle of the people detained there, many of whom have been on hunger strike. One of the freedom fasters explains why.

‘The police just kept laughing and laughing when they saw our huts on fire.’

15 January 2018 The real story behind the fire in Grande Synthe’s Linière refugee camp, Dunkirk. From 'Bordered Lives – How Europe fails refugees and migrants' by Hsiao-Hung Pai

‘No borders’ politics needs no defending. It’s common sense.

4 December 2017 Natasha King busts some myths around the No Borders debate

Theresa May’s ‘hostile environment’ for migrants endangers victims of trafficking.

30 October 2017 Theresa May claims to be tackling 'modern slavery' - but her immigration policies put vulnerable people further at risk, writes Zoe Gardner.

‘There is no turning back to a time when there wasn’t migration to Britain’

23 October 2017 David Renton reviews the Migration Museum's latest exhibition

It’s time to shut down Yarl’s Wood detention centre

16 May 2017 Hundreds of people surrounded the fences this weekend. Hera Lorandos spoke to women who have suffered inside.

Introducing Trump’s Inner Circle

24 March 2017 Donald Trump’s key allies are as alarming as the man himself

On the right side of history: an interview with Mijente

17 March 2017 Marienna Pope-Weidemann speaks to Reyna Wences, co-founder of Mijente, a radical Latinx and Chincanx organising network

Social Workers Without Borders

1 March 2017 Jenny Nelson speaks to Lauren Wroe about a group combining activism and social work with refugees

The Migrant Connections Festival: solidarity needs meaningful relationships

24 February 2017 On March 4 & 5 Bethnal Green will host a migrant-led festival fostering community and solidarity for people of all backgrounds, writes Sohail Jannesari

Big, bold and migrant led: an interview with the New Sanctuary Movement

28 January 2017 In the first of a series of interviews with migrants' rights and racial justice activists from the US, Marienna Pope-Weidemann speaks to Peter Pedemonti, co-founder and director of the New Sanctuary Movement in Philadelphia

The EU-Turkey deal is a disaster for refugees

27 May 2016 In making a deal with Turkey, the EU is entrusting refugees to a government that cares little for their safety – and sponsors the terrorists they are fleeing from, writes Marienna Pope-Weidemann

Refugee crisis: the EU cracks down on volunteers

17 March 2016 As Frontex moves in, volunteers in Greece are being prevented from helping refugees. Marienna Pope-Weidemann reports

‘I could kill you here and no one would care’: The refugees at the sharp end of Europe’s borders

20 February 2016 Marienna Pope-Weidemann reports from Lesbos on the dangers faced by refugees as they struggle through a system that puts border control before human life

A barricade in limbo: the occupiers of La Locanda

25 January 2016 In the grey zone of Italy's migrant sector there is a courage that may hold hope for ending the border regimes of Europe, writes Richard Braude

Crossing No More

7 December 2015 Samir Dathi & Marienna Pope-Weidemann report from the Greek-Turkish border and the deadly fence forcing refugees to cross the perilous Aegean sea

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about solidarity

1 December 2015 'Not many people would stand by and watch someone drown if they had the chance to rescue them, but that is what Europe’s governments are doing'

Hiding the Crisis

16 October 2015 When Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras showed up, the shameful reality of Camp Moria was hidden and thousands of people had disappeared. Marienna Pope-Weidemann reports from Greece.

Ripping down fences

1 October 2015 Emma Hughes spoke to Caoimhe Butterly about organising with refugees on the Greek island of Lesbos and dismantling borders

‘We’ve forgotten what it’s like to feel safe’: Refugees on the Serbia-Croatia border

24 September 2015 Caoimhe Butterly hears the voices and experiences of some of the refugees making the long journey across Europe

‘We have been treated like animals’: Refugees refuse to be broken

18 September 2015 While south-eastern Europe's leaders argue over the borders, thousands of refugees are stuck in the Balkans. Caoimhe Butterly reports from Belgrade

Before you go to Calais… How to make your help for refugees effective

11 September 2015 Lots of people now want to help the refugees in Calais – but turning up unannounced with a van-load of stuff can do more harm than good. Kate Bradley looks at the best ways to make a difference

Ever-growing, ever-changing: Inside the Calais camp

7 September 2015 The Calais refugee camp is starting to develop from tents to makeshift clinics, schools, cafes and more – but no one should have to live this way, writes Amy Corcoran

What the Calais ‘crisis’ reveals about racism

30 July 2015 The deaths we have seen in Calais are not the first, and until Britain can come to terms with race and racism, they won’t be the last, says Zak Suffee

Free the women of Yarl’s Wood detention centre

28 July 2015 After the success of a huge protest against detention in June Movement for Justice by Any Means Possible have called another Surround Yarl’s Wood demonstration on 8 August

No way in

8 June 2015 The deaths of thousands of refugees in the Mediterranean are exactly what a ‘tough stance on immigration’ looks like, writes Alex Randall

Migrant Lives Matter: ideas for action

5 June 2015 Notes on practical solidarity from a discussion with the Black Liberation Collective at Reclaim the Power camp. By Jenny Nelson

Immigration detention: resistance and rebellion

18 March 2015 With protests and hunger strikes now taking place inside eight of the UK's detention centres, is this the beginning of the end for detention? asks Karen Doyle

‘Full of agony and pain’: one lesbian’s fight against the racist immigration system

25 February 2015 Aderonke Apata, sentenced to death for her sexuality, fled to Britain – now she needs our support to win the right to stay, writes Howard Galois

Migrants already ‘pay their way’ – why should they have to pay medical bills too?

1 January 2014 Plans to charge non-EU nationals for treatment will undermine the NHS – and could force them to choose between their health and paying the rent, writes Michael Pooler

Mythbuster: Immigration – the real story

17 December 2012 Isabelle Koksal counters the right wing myths with some facts and figures

Common cause in labour

16 December 2012 In France, Italy and elsewhere, migrants are organising, not just against racism but for their rights as workers. Vittorio Longhi reports



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