Hostile environment

Liberty responds to Government immigration plans

Posted on 19 Feb 2020

Liberty, the human rights organisation, has responded to the Government’s plans for a new immigration system.

Clare Collier, Liberty advocacy director, said:

“It’s impossible to have a hostile environment which doesn’t result in human rights abuses. Announcing an expansion of the hostile environment is nothing for the Government to be proud of. What’s more these immigration rules will leave all migrants at higher risk of exploitation. The Government could use this Bill as an opportunity for redemption, and to ensure there’s no repeat of Windrush. And it will only achieve that by redesigning the immigration system so that humanity, dignity and respect sits at its core.”

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