FOR MIGRANTS’ RIGHTS
The Government’s new immigration Bill will hand the architects of the hostile environment a blank cheque to bring three million more people under the same cruel and chaotic system that caused the Windrush scandal.
Tell your MP to vote against giving the Home Office blank cheque powers.
Rushed onto the statute book in a race against Brexit, the new Immigration Bill will give the Home Office the power to bring three million EU citizens within the Government’s ‘hostile environment’ – and then grant the department further arcane powers to implement the post-Brexit immigration system without proper democratic oversight by Parliament.
The immigration system in the UK is complex, cruel and in urgent need of reform. Yet far from ending the ‘hostile environment’ and the devastation of indefinite immigration detention, this Bill will bring three million people within an already failing system. The impact on them, and the many non-EU citizens already stuck in our brutally convoluted system, could be catastrophic.
The Government should have seized this opportunity to remedy the deficiencies in the immigration system and end the ‘hostile environment’, but instead its new post-Brexit immigration Bill hands the Government’s most opaque and shambolic department the power to do as it pleases with millions of people’s lives.
This cannot be allowed to happen. Principled MPs must stand up for democracy and the rights of freedoms of everyone in the UK – not cede control to the Home Secretary.
Take action – email your MP
- Tell your MP to vote against giving the Home Office outdated blank cheque powers.
- Remind your MP that this is a unique opportunity to create a more humane immigration system - by not only protecting three million EU citizens from the spectre of indefinite detention, but abolishing this inhumane practice for everyone, once and for all.
- Tell your MP to put the injustices of Windrush right and end the hostile environment.