Posts Tagged: migrants

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 …

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 …

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 …

Why English is essential for integration into British society

The English language, as the official language of Britain, is an essential skill for refugees and migrants to fully integrate into British society. The government will be releasing a new integration strategy this year. Dame Louise Casey was commissioned by the government to review community cohesion at the end of 2016, in a report titled ‘The Casey Review’. …

Meet Jurgita!

“I really enjoy it. I would like to do something more with these new skills I have gained – maybe open my own business or get a job.” This month JAN Trust would like to introduce you to Jurgita. Read her profile below: Name: Jurgita Country of origin: Lithuania Ethnicity: Lithuanian Jurgita came to the UK nearly 10 …

“No one puts their children in a boat….”

In the recent weeks the world’s newspapers have been dominated by the refugee crisis. But nothing was quite as heartbreaking as the photo which showed the lifeless body of three year-old Aylan Kurdi, a Syrian child who fled the civil war with his family, washed up on a Turkish beach. Apparently, the debated decision to …