Posts Tagged: Immigration

Afghanistan: Mission Aborted

Afghanistan: Mission Aborted

The mission has been left in shatters but it’s time for countries to pick up the pieces. The Taliban’s sudden rise to power has been devastating and a loss for all countries that have in some way been involved in Afghanistan since the US invasion in 2001. With the Taliban regaining land and power in …

The Nationality and Borders Bill: A gendered issue

The Nationality and Borders Bill: A gendered issue

Having fled violence, asylum-seeking women’s right to safety in the UK is further threatened by the government’s newest asylum legislation. The Home Office is pushing for major reform of UK’s “broken” immigration system, and it has been nothing less than controversial. The Nationality and Borders Bill, which will enforce many of the measures outlined in …

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 …

What do we mean by ‘integration’?

What do we mean by ‘integration’?

We often talk about the need for migrants to ‘integrate’ into British society — but is this is a positive ideal, or coded language for racism and xenophobia? As Brexit, debates over British immigration policy, and a number of global refugee crises have swept public discussion over the last decade or so, the term ‘integration’ …

Why immigration detention is harmful to women

Why immigration detention is harmful to women

Gendered experiences of immigration detention pose major risks to the lives of women seeking asylum.   In the latest instalment of the UK government’s efforts to bolster its immigration strategy, recent reports have revealed plans by the Home Office to build a new network of female immigration detention units. In protest, a number of experts …