Home Office visa delays leave thousands of Turkish business owners’ lives on hold

Turkish citizens who applied for extensions to their European Community Association Agreement (ECAA) and indefinite leave to remain (ILR) are facing significant delays. Despite the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) six-month standard, MRN’s latest research found the waiting period for decisions is reaching a shocking two-year waiting period causing financial loss to visa applicants as […]

Our response to the Government’s consultation on changes to the Human Rights Act

The Government is currently consulting on ‘reforming’ the Human Rights Act. The Human Rights Act came into force in 2000 and sets out the fundamental rights and freedoms that everyone in the UK is entitled to (like the right to freedom of expression, the right to a fair trial etc). It means that public bodies

London Project Annual Review: 2020-2021

The overall aim of the London Project is to reduce discrimination experienced by migrants. We work across London to uphold and strengthen the rights of all migrants, regardless of their immigration status. We do this primarily by: 1. Improving skills and abilities amongst migrants to advocate at a local level 2. Strengthening London-wide infrastructure for

Report Launch: The Impact of Covid-19 on POC & Migrant Frontline Workers

In August 2020, the Migrants’ Rights Network (‘MRN’) alongside the Kanlungan Filipino Consortium (‘KFC’), the3million and Migrants at Work (MAW’) launched a survey aimed at workers who are either migrants or people of colour, who work in the South of England, London or the West Midlands, in order to understand the lived experience of those

Report: Highly Skilled Migrant Indefinite Leave to Remain Refusals & Covid-19 Realities

MRN has been working with the Highly Skilled Migrants (HSMs) and their families who remain in legal limbo with no indefinite leave to remain (ILR) in the UK. The interim report’s Executive Summary outlines some of the most concerning findings about the Home Office’ policy and decision-making and the impacts of these on people who

Study: The Effects Of Covid-19 On Tier 4 International Students – August 2020

Covid-19 has created an unprecedented crisis and response for all affected in the UK. Yet, the government’s response has still managed to let down those most vulnerable and at risk i.e. migrants, because they do not have access to a safety net, and are being forced into destitution and hardship. In June this year, the

Local Authority Responses to people with NRPF during the pandemic

This project was borne out of a concern that people with No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) were being left out of the measures to protect people from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the instructions from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government to ‘bring everyone in’ (MHCLG, 2020), the authors found

Working Across the Lines

Working Across the Lines is a scoping initiative by Voice4Change England and Migrants’ Rights Network. It explores how advocates, activists and others in race equality, migrants’ rights, and refugee and faith causes can connect struggles, stand together, work towards more equitable sharing of power and resources, and resist the politics of prejudice. The scoping work

Route to your Rights- Project Findings

March 2018 The Migrants’ Rights Network (MRN) was funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation to implement the Route to your Rights (RTYR) project, a qualitative research and advocacy project, which was conducted from August 2017 until March 2018. The project explored issues that push migrants into a more vulnerable state, like labour exploitation and homelessness

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