Report Launch: The Impact of Covid-19 on POC & Migrant Frontline Workers

In August 2020, the Migrants’ Rights Network (‘MRN’) alongside the Kanlungan Filipino Consortium (‘KFC’), the3million and Migrants at Work (MAW’) launched a survey aimed at workers who are either migrants or people of colour, who work in the South of England, London or the West Midlands, in order to understand the lived experience of those […]

Report: Highly Skilled Migrant Indefinite Leave to Remain Refusals & Covid-19 Realities

MRN has been working with the Highly Skilled Migrants (HSMs) and their families who remain in legal limbo with no indefinite leave to remain (ILR) in the UK. The interim report’s Executive Summary outlines some of the most concerning findings about the Home Office’ policy and decision-making and the impacts of these on people who

New Resource: Know Your Rights Guide 2020

We have written this guide for all migrants living in the UK, including those without documents and those trying to regularise their immigration status, including asylum seekers. This guide is to help you understand your rights in a situation where immigration rules are changing regularly. It is also useful for anyone who cannot prove they

MRN’s Submission to the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities November 2020

We welcome this much needed call for evidence. This evidence submission will address question 1 of the inquiry, “What do you consider to be the main causes of racial and ethnic disparities in the UK, and why?” We will provide evidence that is specific to the effects of the ‘hostile environment’ policy on migrants and

Campaign Update: Stop Asylum Evictions

In October, MRN joined NACCOM and Asylum Matters to write to the Prime Minister calling for a reversal to the decision to evict people with No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) into homelessness. We were joined by 226 organisations and 575 individual co-signatories that asked the government to: Immediately halt the evictions of people who

Goldsmiths’ University New Immigration Policy Clinic

This month, MRN had the opportunity to share about our ongoing campaigns  to students on an immigration law course at Goldsmiths University. Many of these students were first and second generation immigrants and it was an encouragement to hear their commitment to achieving equality for all migrants.   Next term, students will have the opportunity

Priti Patel’s Statement On Asylum Reform

Migrants’ Rights Network (MRN) is deeply concerned about the Home Office’s proposed condemnation and treatment of so-called ‘illegal’ migrants. This undermines the UK’s international legal obligations – including under the European Convention of Human Rights (Art.3) – to non-refoulement, to provide safe legal routes into a country, the right to freedom of movement and to

Migrants’ Rights & Campaigning Workshop – September 2020

As part of our response to the immediate needs of migrant communities who are facing extreme poverty and destitution because of NRPF restrictions, we partnered and ran a successful advocacy and support programme with Ramfel and Olmec by offering immigration, employment and mental health & well-being advice and support. MRN managed to deliver their first

ACTION: No evictions into homelessness from asylum accommodation

Today, the Migrants’ Rights Network, NACCOM, and Asylum Matters, wrote to the Prime Minister calling for a reversal to the decision to evict people with No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) into homelessness. Evicting people into homelessness is always wrong, but is especially devastating now as the UK returns to COVID-19 Alert level 4. We

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