Hostile Environment

Total 25 Posts

Settled status deadline: What’s next for EU citizens in the UK?

5 min read
As we pass a key deadline, what will happen to the millions of EU citizens living in the UK?

How British community groups are helping refugees integrate – and the government is making it harder.

5 min read
Amid rising inequality and social tensions, measures must be taken to protect refugees from the backlash and help them settle instead.

Why Priti Patel’s plans to overhaul the asylum system make no legal sense.

6 min read
The Human Rights Act dictates that the UK is obliged to protect asylum seekers. So why is the home secretary ignoring it?

Imagine it were you...

4 min read
When you hear Priti Patel talk about increasing deportations or denying asylum applications, imagine it was you. Imagine your life ripped apart and being sent back into the hands of traffickers. This does not stop trafficking.

No recourse to public funds: A government policy that traps people in poverty.

5 min read
The hardship of the Covid-19 pandemic has exposed the extreme nature of a policy the prime minister didn’t even appear to know about, “no recourse to public funds”.

I finally applied for Settled Status.

3 min read
On Monday, I applied for Settled Status. It felt like a capitulation, because from now on, I won’t have a right to be here, instead I will be allowed to be here.

Artist union Equity launches Non-UK Born Artists Network — A view from lifelong invisibility.

6 min read
Non-UK born artists want to end their invisibility in British media. A British union is setting up a network to help them fight against discrimination. But it will need a culture change.
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