Home Office changes to eviction rules for people newly granted refugee status are causing huge hardship for refugees in the UK and chaos for local authorities, writes the Migrant Champions Network.
“It shouldn’t take a Supreme Court ruling for the government to accept that this plan is grossly inhumane, and must be scrapped."
"The protest is against the use of scapegoating language by the government that is stirring up hatred and fear, creating division and opening the door to racists and the far right."
"We need a Labour government that will champion a humanitarian approach to refugees, defend the right to asylum & take action against the crises of climate change, war, persecution & poverty."
Local councillors can play a key role in strengthening community relationships, countering far-right division and fostering a spirit of unity, writes the Migrant Champions Network.
"We need to defend the asylum-seekers and their rights, and call out all the reactionary politicians who are willing to play roulette with people’s lives."
“The government has already scrapped vital fire safety measures for asylum seeker accommodation. Now, it wants to put more than 500 people onto an off-shore barge designed to hold around 200."
"There is a vital role for education to play in helping young people to understand the histories of the Windrush generation & that immigration is positive for the country" - the NEU celebrates 75 years since the arrival of the Windrush.
"The government and the right wing media have disunited the working class by scapegoating the rise of the cost of living crisis on migrants, refugees and asylum seekers."
On the anniversary of the Hostile Environment, campaigners with a direct experience of the immigration system from the NRPF action group challenge the "inhumane" policies.