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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 they will be forced leave. This is 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 or order a hard copy 

Where to get support with immigration problems

As a campaigning organisation we are unable to provide direct support to individuals needing support with problems with their immigration status. However, there are a number of organisations that provide excellent support and advice which we can recommend.

See our guide to how to access support with immigration problems 

Take action

Teresa May apologising for the Windrush scandal

Call time on the hostile environment

Sign the petition to 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’.

The case for global free movement

Order a copy of our booklet: The case for global free movement

In this 12 page booklet illustrated by Jacob V Joyce we lay out the key reasons why we should be supporting global free movement. 

 

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Latest posts

3 reasons you should join us for Freedom of Movement on Saturday


15 March 2019

On 23 March 2019, Our Future Now will host an afternoon and evening of learning, resisting and dancing. We present this event in the spirit of protest against our current border controls, and in celebration of solidarity beyond difference. We will explore what a world with freedom of movement for all could look like. Here are three reasons why you should join us:  

The UK’s post-Brexit immigration regime will help business exploit migrant workers

It is true that globalisation has created benefits for consumers, businesses and suppliers. It is propelled, however, by global supply chains, or the dominant practice of sourcing goods and services from developing countries where wages are low, laws are lax and governance of supply chains is ineffective.

Why climate change and migration are unavoidably linked

Across the world, two issues have everyone’s attention – immigration and climate change. It’s easy to think those two things are unconnected, but like so many issues of global inequality, they’re intimately linked.

Latest news

Responding to the vote in favour of the Immigration Bill at its second reading in the House of Commons tonight, Nick Dearden, director of Global Justice Now said:

“Today MPs have voted to strip millions of people of their rights. It's a shameful day for Britain.

The Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill, which will enable the government to repeal freedom of movement and associated rights of EU nationals, is an attack on human rights. We stand against the bill and this progression of the government’s hostile environment.

Our response to the publication of the government’s immigration white paper.

Resources

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Hostile environment: template letter to editors

April 2018

Template to write to your local paper about our opposition to the Hostile Environment policy