Posts Tagged: Immigration

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 …

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 …