June 26, 2018

We are all here because he was there – Remembering Sivanandan

The following is a transcript of MRN Chair Wayne Farah’s speech at an event celebrating the legacy of anti-racist intellectual and activist A. Sivanandan. The event, organised by the Institute of Race Relations, was filmed in full and is available to watch at the bottom of this post.  “Thank you everyone at the Institute of […]

Study confirms positive economic impact of immigration

In a study published in Science Advances last week, French economists have used cutting-edge statistical to demonstrate the positive impact of immigration on European economies. Drawing on a prize-winning dynamic statistical model and 30 years of data from 15 countries in Western Europe, the researchers distinguished different types of migration flow and isolated the macroeconomic

PCS union calls for end to immigration arrest number pressures

Following reports that asylum decisions were being undermined by unsustainable work pressures, we are now learning that immigration enforcement is driven by a culture of informal competition over arrest numbers. According to The Guardian, “immigration officers are being encouraged to compete to arrest the highest number of suspected illegal migrants and can be rewarded with

Bank account checks and beyond

By Jilna Shah Bank account checks — part of the Home Office’s hostile environment strategy to identify irregular migrants — were suspended last month, as part of a series of government U-turns following the Windrush scandal. MRN welcomed the suspension of banking checks, but recognise that this remains a temporary measure to the government’s overall

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