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Fabians: Open and Ethical? Immigration systems after a hostile environment

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Open and Ethical? Immigration systems after the hostile environment fringe event with the Fabian Society and Barrow Cadbury Fund at LPC.

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The Brexit debate, refugee crisis, Windrush scandal and the ‘hostile environment’ have ensured that migration and refugee policy has remained a contentious issue at the centre of political debate. But, all too often migrants and refugees have been scapegoated and faced unfair treatment at the border and once living in the UK.

There is huge uncertainty over the UK’s future immigration policy – not least because the question of Brexit remains unresolved. Businesses, public services and families are all concerned about the future of people’s ability to visit, work and live in the UK. Many fear that the toxic anti-immigrant rhetoric of the referendum campaign will translate into a hard border which damages the economy and communities.

Labour has called for a fair and reasonable post-Brexit immigration system, which does not bend to the demands of the far-right or seek to hit bogus targets. Labour also recognises that there is a moral obligation to welcome a fair share of refugees. Now the UK’s immigration policy is in the balance, the left has the opportunity to make the case for an ethical and effective system.

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Afzal Khan MP (shadow minister for immigration)

Kate Green MP (chair, APPG on migration)

Satbir Singh (JCWI)

Jill Rutter (British Future)

Heather Staff (Resettlement, Asylum and Migration Policy (RAMP) project)

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