Panel event – Hostile by design: how the UK immigration system creates distress

Friday 19th July 2024, 4.00-5.30pm

More than a decade after Theresa May first announced her intention to make the UK ‘a really hostile environment’ for those without documentation, it is clearer than ever that the true goal of this country’s immigration system is to punish and deter all migration. From the near total abolition of the right to seek asylum to the tightening of requirements for family visas, the Government extends its hostility to anyone on the move for any reason. While this goal may be clear, far less attention is given to how the UK immigration system complicates the lives of those subjected to it, creating distress and exacerbating existing ill-health in the process.

Join Synergi and NSUN along with our guests, Chair of The Windrush National Organisation, Bishop Desmond Jaddoo, and CEO of Migrants’ Rights Network, Fizza Qureshi, for a discussion of the disabling impact of the UK immigration system and how people are resisting it.

Registration will close at 5pm on Thursday 18th July.