February 2021

Watch again: Highly Skilled Migrants Report Launch

New Report: Highly Skilled Migrants: Indefinite Leave to Remain Refusals & Covid-19 Realities The criminalisation of the UK’s Highly Skilled Migrants (HSMs) and implications for wider migrant communities. After 10+ years of building a life in the UK, the Home Office decided that many HSMs – all migrants of colour – were of ‘bad character’ […]

Highly Skilled Migrants: Our Response To The Home Office

This is MRN’s official response to the Home Office: The statement from Kevin Foster, minister for future borders and immigration, in your article (Skilled Commonwealth migrants still facing ‘unlawful’ deportation, 26 January) shows that the Home Office is worryingly out of touch with the realities faced by those denied leave to remain in the UK

Challenging Immigration Raids

This week (8th Feb 2021), MRN met with the Challenging Immigration Raids lawyers’ network. This network convened in 2018 and comprises lawyers and activists collaborating on advice, strategies and legal support for those subjected to immigration raids. We hold meetings quarterly, and have developed a referral system for individuals subjected to raids to reach lawyers

Home Office fostered disproportionate and racially discriminatory immigration policies for UK’s Highly Skilled Migrants

Investigative report on the UK’s Highly Skilled Commonwealth Migrants of colour finds that ‘inhuman’ Home Office policies are not only costly to local authorities, they are also dismantling Highly Skilled Commonwealth Migrants’ visa route and ability to remain, highlighting that Windrush lessons have not been learnt.   As part of a cross-government enforcement of ‘hostile

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