2024

The net migration package is racist, classist and cruel

The Home Secretary recently announced a new anti-migrant “net migration” package that’s come into force. This package includes increasing the minimum income required for sponsorship on a family visa, increasing the minimum income needed for a Skilled Worker visa, ending the ability of almost all students to bring their dependents to the UK, and eroding […]

We’ve joined the Abolish Frontex campaign

There can be no migrant justice while racist, violent and imperialist borders remain intact. That’s why we are proud to announce that we have joined the Abolish Frontex campaign. Alongside our European friends and allies, we are calling for Frontex to be dismantled. Frontex is the European Border and Coast Guard Agency. It supports European

Borders are tools of control: April 2024 Newsletter

Dear supporters, As we enter Spring, we want to express our gratitude for your support so far this year. We reaffirm our commitment to a world free from all forms of racism, and centre border abolition as an essential component in the fight for racial justice. We kick off this month’s newsletter with a number

Rwandan Genocide

Sunday marked the 30th anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide. In 1994, Hutu groups in Rwanda carried out a genocide against almost one million Tutsis, Hutus and Twas. This anniversary provides an opportunity to remember all those who were killed, subjected to violence, displaced and turned into refugees. We must also recognise the long history of

Celebrate migrant justice! – Event

Come join us for a night to celebrate migrant justice with Migrants’ Rights Network and friends. Date: Fri 19 Apr 2024 Time: 18:00- 22:00 Location: Pelican House This event will feature music, food, and stories from: Join us to support and celebrate migrant justice in a fun and inclusive atmosphere. Connect with others and show your solidarity with the migrant community. You can book your tickets here. See you there!

Meet our new staff members: Aya and Toby!

Aya is our Community Engagement Manager, and Toby is our London Community and Capacity Building Manager. Why did you want to join MRN? Aya: I really enjoyed how forthright MRN’s campaigns are, and was interested in meeting the team behind it and learning more about the work. They don’t hesitate to call things out as

Integration is an internal border

The words ‘integration’ and ‘cohesion’ are often used in pro-migration arguments. They are long-standing buzzwords that place the onus of being accepted into the community on migrants, including refugees. However, the positives of these ideas have been questioned by racial justice campaigners for decades and, at MRN, we have been raising awareness of how they

Gaza Family Scheme

The UK Government must introduce a Gaza Family Scheme to protect Palestinians’ lives and reunite Gazan families until it’s safe to return. We were pleased to support Gazan Families Reunited’s joint letter to the Government, which was covered in the Guardian, that calls for the creation of this Scheme whilst also upholding the right of

Palestinian Land Day

The relationship between land and forced migration: Palestinians are forcibly displaced or turned into refugees by settler colonial forces, and they are deprived of their ancestral connection to their indigenous land. Palestinians nourish their connection to the land as a form of resistance to displacement and genocide, through planting olive trees and tending to olive

Honouring our heritage: Navigating identity and Igniting Change

A blog by Stella Chiu for Women’s History Month. Stella Chiu, originally from Hong Kong and currently residing in the UK, co-founded Ignite Community Services, a non-profit organisation. She specialises in Corporate Communications and is dedicated to promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). History is a tapestry woven by our ancestors and the legacy passed

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