2023

Data sharing with banks: FOI update

In November, MRN submitted a Freedom of Information (FOI) request concerning the Home Office resuming sharing data with banks and building societies to prevent undocumented migrants from holding bank accounts. For five of the eight questions, we did not receive full answers, instead directed to various Government pages; three of these questions were partially answered […]

MAP: Fourth Workshop

On December 16, 2023, the Day 4 workshops at Square Hall in Waterloo, London, aimed to empower participants in community organising and democratic engagement. The first session, led by Katia Widlak, focused on community organising, where participants learned strategies to initiate and sustain a movement. The session included insights from community organisers actively engaged in

New migration measures reinforce classism and racism

Update: On 21st December 2023, the Home Office announced a change on the minimum salary requirement for British nationals bringing foreign family members to the UK, saying the threshold will first be raised to £29,000 instead of £38,700. The new Home Secretary has hit the ground running by announcing measures to bring about “the biggest ever

Digital Hostile Environment: Passports and Facial Recognition

The Government has proposed using people’s passports and biometric residence permits for facial recognition. This kind of technology contributes to the increasing digitisation of the border, pushing border surveillance deeper into all of our lives. At MRN, we are concerned about the usage of travel and visa documents being used in this way, as it

Economic Effects of Migration

Austerity measures are the real cause of poverty and unemployment in this country, not migrants.

“Just like us…”

What are the implications of saying that certain migrants are “just like us”?

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