Let’s end the hostile environment and fight for global free movement

 

We urgently need to challenge the government’s approach to immigration that sees ever tighter border controls, not only in physical form between states, but also via outsourcing border controls into every aspect of people’s lives right here in the UK.

The hostile environment

Since 2012 the government has been implementing a cruel and inhumane approach towards immigrants that involves denying them their basic needs, such as housing and healthcare. By bringing border enforcement in to every aspect of people’s lives, the government aims to make the UK a really hostile for immigrants in the hope that will be forced leave. This an outrageous government policy that we must fight against and ensure, instead, that the UK is a welcoming place for all.

Global free movement

It is unacceptable that the wealthy can move their money across the world with very few limits while the world’s poorest people are met with repression when attempting to move. In a grossly unequal world, we cannot turn a blind eye to the hardships people are facing around the world, nor can we simply build fences to hide from the reality of global injustices. We must fight for the rights of all people to cross borders whether it be  fleeing wars, escaping poverty or simply be closer to loved ones or taking up an employment opportunity.

Read our booklet: The case for global free movement

 

Take action

Teresa May apologising for the Windrush scandal

Call time on the hostile environment

Email the Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, and tell him to put an end to this horrible policy for good.

MPs not border guards

MPs not border guards

Every year, MPs are turning over hundreds of constituents to immigration officials. In a democratic society, this is an unacceptable practice. Ask your MP to sign the pledge ‘MPs not border guards’.

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Latest Blog Posts

Freedom of movement and securing labour rights are both important principles, and must go hand-in-hand

Prejudice against immigrants was one of the deciding factors in the Brexit Referendum. The issue of migration touches many raw nerves. There are many big national and personal interests at stake, as well as key principles, especially now that the number of people being displaced by conflicts and seeking refugee status is increasing.

Ditching free movement is more likely to lower British workers pay


21 September 2017

Our friends at Another Europe is Possible have issued a new report today, which suggests that ditching EU free movement rules will be bad for British workers. We agree – and think the same arguments apply globally.

Schools, hospitals and now banks - where will the 'hostile environment' end?


22 September 2017

Theresa May’s pet project of creating a 'hostile environment' towards migrants took a turn for the worse today. Home Secretary Amber Rudd announced that checks on 70 million bank accounts will start in the new year, and banks found providing banking services to irregular migrants will be penalised.