Policy Briefings

ICIBI submission of the immigration system in relation to higher education

Submission by Migrants’ Rights Network to ICIBI Call for evidence: An inspection of the immigration system as it relates to the higher education sector- November 2021 This evidence submission addresses the areas of: the impact of the ‘hostile environment’ and immigration policies on tier 4 international students, and the consequences of Covid-19 on their studies […]

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Afghanistan Crisis Response

We have been deeply saddened in the past couple weeks by the crisis in Afghanistan. The scenes at Kabul Airport are a reminder that many Afghans fleeing the Taliban don’t get a choice over the way they escape. We welcome the fact the government is thinking about resettlement, but their commitment is over five years

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The New Points-Based Immigration System

At the end of last year, the new points-based immigration system came into effect and whilst the most explicit changes around Brexit and ending EU free movement are clear,  the government’s intended outcomes are still obscure. Statements around the government’s aims with the system have been conflicting, but there is the underlying message that they

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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

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Submission: Immigration Enforcement Inquiry

MRN submitted evidence to the Public Accounts Committee Immigration Enforcement inquiry to describe how immigration enforcement activities are impacting migrant and Black and Minority Ethnic communities, and undermining community relations through their practices. Below is a summary of our submission and our key asks: Executive Summary Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) businesses are being disproportionately

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MRN’s Initial Analysis of the Immigration White paper

Home Office white paper shows us where the battles for rights-based immigration policies will be fought in the future. The government’s long-awaited white paper on future immigration, finally made available in the days before Christmas, contained very few surprises. The headline idea – that a single system facilitating the recruitment of migrant workers would operate

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Ditch “low-skilled” label for SME & public sector work post-Brexit, APPG report recommends

The APPG on Migration has recommended the government take a “new approach” to so-called ‘low-skilled work’ after a landmark report found that many roles with British SMEs and the public sector, particularly in the care sector, will be hard to fill after EU freedom of movement ends in the UK. The report, Brexit: beyond the

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