Posts Tagged: hostile environment

Migrant rough sleepers face threat of deportation

Migrant rough sleepers face threat of deportation

The government have relaunched a controversial programme which gives them the possibility of deporting migrants who are sleeping rough. We have previously written about the government’s response to rough sleeping and homelessness during COVID-19 with the ‘Everybody In’ programme. As we feared, it was a short-term solution, and now the government are making the lives …

Undocumented and migrant children: British but not quite

Undocumented and migrant children: British but not quite

Imagine only really knowing life in one country, but being excluded from the same rights as your friends because of your immigration status. By now, most people will have heard of Windrush, and know something about the deplorable treatment of those of Caribbean origin who had entered the country legally, but were later rendered undocumented …

The UK is experiencing a pandemic – so why does the government continue to prioritise immigration?

The UK is experiencing a pandemic – so why does the government continue to prioritise immigration?

The effects of immigration policy on NHS patients and staff demonstrate how the government is focusing on restrictions to immigration over public health. The issue of immigration has been at the forefront of political discussions for a number of years, and the COVID-19 pandemic has done little to slow this process down. Instead, the government’s …