Posts Tagged: Immigration

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 …

COVID-19 and Return Migration, a Global Trend

COVID-19 and Return Migration, a Global Trend

Travelling back to Brazil in late June, one of our JAN Trust employees had imagined a much quieter journey. To their surprise, almost all international flights at Heathrow Airport were full. But different from previous years, the large majority of passengers were leaving the UK reluctantly. They were returning to their countries of origin after months …

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 …

All survivors of domestic abuse deserve support

All survivors of domestic abuse deserve support

Isolation at home has reportedly led to an epidemic of domestic abuse, yet the Government’s response fails to protect those survivors most vulnerable in society. Abuse in isolation Throughout the UK, a surge in the reported cases of domestic abuse has taken place during the past few months of isolation. Many have found themselves trapped …

Leicester sweatshops and the negligence of BAME lives

Exposing the atrocious working conditions in garment factories in Leicester shocked the nation, but this is no isolated incident: BAME labour is systemically exploited in the UK. Embed from Getty Images Leicester garment factories in the spotlight A report by Labour Behind the Label exposed garment factories in Leicester, primarily working for online fast fashion …

End of compassion in immigration policy

 The new immigration bill, ending free movement within the EU, may be intended create a ‘high-skill’ economy, but comes at a high cost for the British society. Embed from Getty Images On Monday 18th of May, the House of Commons accepted the proposed new immigration bill by 351 votes to 252. Such a development is …

Domestic violence and abuse against women

Embed from Getty Images 241 women were killed by their partners or ex-partners between 1 April 2014 and 31 March 2017 in England and Wales. This means that around 2 women are killed every week, although studies maintain that there are probably many more women killed by their partners than the data shows. Even though …