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Tories scrap their bond plan to deter immigrants

05 November 2013
The Tories have scrapped their much heralded plan to force some immigrants to put up a bond of £3,000 before coming to Britain.

Racist billboards to go

05 November 2013
The racist billboard vans telling “illegal” immigrants to “go home” are being permanently withdrawn.

Yarl's Wood abuse witness deportation halted

05 November 2013
A last minute decision halted an attempt to deport the main witness to alleged sexual abuse at Yarl’s Wood immigration detention centre. 

Chinatown protest shuts down shops

29 October 2013
Hundreds of protesters marched through London’s Chinatown on Tuesday of last week against immigration raids. 

Privatisation not migrants puts up cost of healthcare

29 October 2013
Stories claiming that Britain is swamped by migrant ‘health tourists’ who drain the health service are dishonest propaganda for the Tories, argues Sarah Ensor

Protesters say, 'we are all migrants' as Tories push through nasty Immigration Bill

22 October 2013
The Tories’ new Immigration Bill returned to Parliament for a second reading on Tuesday of this week.

Do migrants take jobs and lower wages?

22 October 2013
Eight eastern European countries joined the EU in 2004—the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia. 

Blame bosses for cuts and unemployment, not us - migrants in Britain speak out

22 October 2013
The government blames migrants for most of society’s ills, saying they come to use the health service or undercut wages. Raymie Kiernan spoke to four people who have come to Britain to find out the real reasons why they live and work here

Join protest at second reading of immigration bill

18 October 2013
The Movement Against Xenophobia has called a protest outside parliament during the second reading of Theresa May’s draconian new Immigration Bill next Tuesday.

Tories' immigration bill is a vindictive clampdown on migrants

15 October 2013
New measures will endanger lives and undermine liberties—and it’s all based on a lie, reports Ken Olende

Boat tragedy exposes the dangerous waters surrounding Fortress Europe

08 October 2013
A boat packed with 500 migrants caught fire and sank half a mile from the Italian island of Lampedusa on Thursday of last week.

New Tory immigration bill targets the same scapegoats

08 October 2013
Theresa May reiterated harsh new immigration plans while bodies of African migrants were being fished from the sea, says?Dave Sewell

Fear of the law keeps migrant sex workers trapped

08 October 2013
Hsiao-Hung Pai spoke to Sarah Ensor about the living hell faced by migrant sex workers in Britain

Labour uses prejudice to avoid real change

24 September 2013
The media this week is full of politicians and commentators expressing what they call “reasonable” doubts about immigration and immigrants. 

New movement will Max resistance to Tories’ scapegoating of migrants

10 September 2013
A new coalition to oppose the scapegoating of migrants, the Movement Against Xenophobia (Max), held its inaugural meeting in London on Wednesday of last week.

Movement Against Xenophobia

10 September 2013
Draft statement from Max, the new organisation to defend immigrants launched on 5 September

Migrants riot in Greek camp

13 August 2013
Appalling conditions and the racist brutality of police guards in Greece’s migrant camps has united immigrants to defend themselves in any way they can, writes Dave Sewell

Teachers campaign for refugee Olayinka Olatunde

13 August 2013
Teachers in Rochdale NUT union and the refugee organisation Rapar have co-organised a fundraiser for a Nigerian asylum seeker in Rochdale on Sunday of this week. 

Labour's deafening silence on resisting Tories and racism

13 August 2013
In a bid to make a splash above the drone of silly season stories, various bits of Labour decided to throw a few shapes. It was a bit of a mess. 

Protests at Australia's racist 'PNG solution' for refugees

06 August 2013
New Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd played the race card to try to boost his votes—but the move has backfired, writes Ken Olende

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