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Immigration


Bigotry, Labour and Migrants

21 March 2013
Socialist Worker examines why Ed Miliband and the Labour Party are so quick to join the growing anti-migrant panic pushed by the Tories and Ukip

Why immigrants are not to blame for poor services

21 March 2013
The reality behind the ugly right wing myth that migrants are a ‘drain’ on society

ESOL campaigners condemn Ed Miliband immigration speech

13 July 2012
Activists, teachers and students involved with teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) have launched a petition attacking Labour leader Ed Miliband’s recent speech on immigration.

'We are migrant workers and we fight for our rights'

03 July 2012
"I work in a factory of 500, almost all of them migrant workers like myself. When I started there were only about 30 or 40 people in the union, and no union recognition.

Exposed: the myth that wages are being driven down by migrants

03 July 2012
It can seem like common sense that migrant workers would cause wages to fall. After all, if they’re willing to do the same work for a lower wage, surely there will be downward pressure on pay?

Immigration row: concessions to racism will always weaken us

26 June 2012
The Tories know that their austerity policies will hurt ordinary people and that this will make them unpopular.

Immigration: home secretary dismisses refugees' right to 'family life'

12 June 2012
The Tories pose as the party of the family. But they are choosy about which families they defend.

Refugee who resisted forced deportation: 'We are people too'

12 June 2012
Men, women and children are being forcibly deported by the Tories. This is the reality of the government’s propaganda about immigrants and family life

Security firm Serco left asylum seeker dying of heart attack

29 May 2012
A detained asylum seeker died after being denied medical attention following a heart attack, an inquest has heard.

Protest at Toma's extradition hearing

22 May 2012
An extradition hearing for Roma activist Toma Nikolaev was held at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday of this week.

Double win for Glasgow refugee campaigners

15 May 2012
Campaigners for refugees in Glasgow scored two successes last week. Angeline Pirira Mwafulirwa and her children were released from custody after being arrested in a dawn raid.

Don't let the authorities deport Toma to Bulgaria

15 May 2012
A leading Roma activist based in Britain is facing extradition to Bulgaria—where his life will be in danger from racists.

Glasgow May Day march

08 May 2012

Glasgow asylum seekers protest to save their homes

17 April 2012
Up to 140 refugees in Glasgow face destitution as responsibility for housing vulnerable people passes to the multinational security firm Serco.

Support grows for Amanpreet

06 March 2012
Amanpreet Kaur is an Indian lesbian whose application for asylum has been denied. She was due to be deported on Thursday of last week.

Stop Deportation of Amanpreet Kaur

01 March 2012
Amanpreet Kaur is a Punjabi Sikh who is due to be deported today (Thursday) pending the outcome of a judicial review.

Are foreign workers to blame for lack of jobs?

07 February 2012
The editor of the right wing Spectator magazine has disgracefully claimed that foreign workers in coffee shops are the cause of youth unemployment.

Statistics watchdog raps Tories over immigration spin

26 January 2012
The government’s statistics watchdog has attacked ministers for releasing lurid figures last week suggesting some 370,000 migrants are claiming benefits.

Extradition overturned

17 January 2012
The European Court of Human Rights has overturned a House of Lords decision in the case of a Palestinian refugee who faces extradition from Britain to Jordan.

Migrants are not to blame for unemployment in Britain

10 January 2012
A government panel has joined the chorus of right wing voices seeking to blame migrants for rising unemployment.

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