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Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) Review: Graduate Visa

On Tuesday, the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) published its review of the Graduate Visa. The review was commissioned by the Government upon allegations by the Home Secretary that people were engaged in “immigration abuse or visa exploitation” by coming to the UK primarily for post-study work opportunities, instead of the studying itself. This followed the […]

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

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

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

“Making noise: who has the permission to speak?”

A Women’s History Month blog by Cristina Cabral Cristina is a Cape Verdean migrant who grew up in Portugal. She is a documentary filmmaker and a Doctoral Researcher in Cultural Industries. She has previously engaged in multimedia journalism, and lectured on the theme of diversity in the media. She is also a co-founder of the

Call for Evidence: House of Lords Select Committee on the Modern Slavery Act 2015

Response by Migrants’ Rights Network and Migrants at Work Contents 1. Migrants’ Rights Network and Migrants At Work The Migrants’ Rights Network is a UK charity that stands in solidarity with migrants in their fights for rights and justice. We co-curate campaigns using anti-oppression practices to create transformational change, extending beyond the individual impact on

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