Migrateful’s Founder Jess Thompson was asked to appear on the Nigel Farage show to talk about net migration figures hitting a record high. She turned the opportunity down but decided to write this blog post instead which explains why net migration to the UK is the highest on record, why this isn't a problem and why this is not to do with the channel crossings.
Brexit has signalled a new trend in the UK's approach to immigration, and the recent change of administration has done little to alter this roadmap. This increasing drive to stop immigration into the UK just reached new heights with the most recent proposal, presented by Home Secretary Suella Braverman, which is set to affect current visa-holding students and workers, as well as Family Visa candidates.
Olusegun Akinfenwa writes for London Immigration Lawyers and Immigration Advice Service, UK-based law firms offering global immigration services and legal representation for refugees and asylum seekers. You can find Olusegun…
Last week, a government advisory body called for the end of the UKs work ban on asylum seekers. The Home Office insist on its benefits, whilst #lifttheban supporters raise concerns about modern slavery, cost to taxpayers and the urgent need for frontline staff.
A new Nationality & Borders bill has been passed in UK parliament. It has been described as an attack on refugee rights and criticized for breaching international law. The bill includes changes that would mean residents could have their citizenship stripped without notification, people rescuing refugees could be prosecuted and asylum seekers could be processed outside the UK & handled differently depending on their route.
The UK Home Office have recently announced their plans for the construction of a new immigration detention centre. The centre would be situated in Hassockfield, County Durham and is expected to hold around 80 women. It would also be the first detention centre built by the Home Office since 2014.
Last week, Home Secretary Priti Patel announced reforms to the UK asylum system, which she called “the most significant overhaul in decades”. Under the new reforms, asylum claims will be judged not only on the danger an asylum seeker faces in their home country, but on how they arrived in Britain. We at Migrateful are taking a stand against such inhuman reforms.
It is the UN Week in Solidarity with the Peoples Struggling Against Racism and Racial Discrimination. Here at Migrateful, many of our chefs are directly impacted by the discriminatory immigration policies in the UK, otherwise known as The Hostile Environment. We wish to take this opportunity to share some of the racialised consequences that have resulted from these policies.
Behind all-encompassing labels like ‘refugee’ and ‘asylum seeker’ are real people, each with their individual stories and circumstances. Their reasons for seeking stay in the UK are diverse, dependent on…
It’s been revealed by Home Secretary Priti Patel that she plans to crack down on deporting migrant rough sleepers once the UK officially leaves the EU.Patel plans to grant the…