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 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

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’.

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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Join us to put the Hostile Environment on trial

This November the hostile environment will be out on trial in front of a panel of expert jurors. Join us, hear evidence and make real links with on the ground groups that are fighting for the rights of migrants and refugees.

Join us to put the Hostile Environment on trial

This November the hostile environment will be out on trial in front of a panel of expert jurors. Join us, hear evidence and make real links with on the ground groups that are fighting for the rights of migrants and refugees.

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