Migration

Talking with British People of Colour in the EU27

Brexit came as a shock to many Britons living in the EU27, but for many People of Colour, it confirmed their fears about the nature of British society and their experience of racism. Michaela Benson and Chantelle Lewis (Goldsmiths, University of London) argue that white Britons in the EU, suddenly confronted by the possible loss of their citizenship rights, […]

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    From burdens to assets, and back again: shifting UK press portrayals of EU migrants

From burdens to assets, and back again: shifting UK press portrayals of EU migrants

During the referendum campaign, most national newspapers problematised free movement, only to emphasise the economic costs of ending it after the vote, finds James Morrison. Six months on, however, discourses framing migrants as ‘invaders’ or ‘exploiters’ resurfaced.

There’s nothing very surprising about an analysis of UK press coverage of European Union free movement which concludes that migrants have typically been […]

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    Immigration policy down under is coming out on top – but that’s not what UK employers and the public want

Immigration policy down under is coming out on top – but that’s not what UK employers and the public want

With the new government looking to Australia for inspiration when it comes to devising a new immigration policy, Heather Rolfe writes that the exercise is nonetheless futile: a policy designed in a different country and for different purposes will not work. Instead, she explains what the UK public and employers want.

The government has had a few things on its […]

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    Defining ‘highly skilled’ migration: the mismatch between income and labour market position

Defining ‘highly skilled’ migration: the mismatch between income and labour market position

The UK is in a strange political limbo. It appears that we are simultaneously in Brexit paralysis, whilst also hurtling headlong towards 31 October, when Boris Johnson has promised we will leave the EU ‘do or die’. But much remains uncertain – not least, what will be the immigration regime for EU citizens entering the UK post-Brexit? Helen McCarthy (Middlesex […]

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    What policy do British voters want on EU immigration? Is there a hidden consensus?

What policy do British voters want on EU immigration? Is there a hidden consensus?

Very few British people know about restrictions on freedom of movement allowed under existing EU regulations. Yet when they learn about the EU’s “three-month rule”, two-thirds (64%) say it would provide “enough control” over EU immigration. And 67% say that they would support the introduction of ID cards if it meant the authorities could enforce restrictions applied in other […]

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    Long read | The EU Settlement Scheme needs to be a declaratory registration system

Long read | The EU Settlement Scheme needs to be a declaratory registration system

In the first part of this blog, Stijn Smismans explained why the government’s EU Settlement Scheme will lead to Windrush type scenarios and how a declaratory registration scheme can overcome that problem. In part two, he first sets out what an effective declaratory registration system will look like. He then identifies what is probably the best legislative vehicle to introduce […]

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    Is the EU Settlement Scheme working? Not as well as the Home Office pretends

Is the EU Settlement Scheme working? Not as well as the Home Office pretends

The Home Office maintains the EU Settlement Scheme is performing well, and welcomes the fact that a million EU citizens have applied. But is it working well for the applicants? Kuba Jablonowski says important questions remain – not least why so many people are being granted pre-settled status, and why application rates are slowing down.

With the monthly release of the EU […]

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    Avoiding a Brexit ‘Windrush on steroids’ for EU nationals in the UK

Avoiding a Brexit ‘Windrush on steroids’ for EU nationals in the UK

Whether the UK will get out of the EU with or without a deal, one thing is certain for EU citizens already residing in the UK; they will need to successfully apply for the ‘EU Settlement Scheme’ in order to be able to stay in the country and retain similar rights to what they hold now. However, there is […]

Quick take: is the EU Settlement Scheme going to plan?

EU citizens in the UK have to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme in order to stay in the UK. Barbara Drozdowicz (Eastern European Resource Centre) says around three-quarters of them have yet to apply – and Poles, and people living outside England, have particularly low rates.

The most recent release of statistics about applications for EU settled status bring […]

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    Despicable migrants? UK’s treatment of foreign criminals will only harden after Brexit

Despicable migrants? UK’s treatment of foreign criminals will only harden after Brexit

An increasing number of EU nationals who have committed crimes find themselves being deported. In the context of the UK’s tortured departure from the EU, the deportation of foreign criminals has become a touchstone of British notions of the public good, writes Nevena Nancheva (Kingston University London). She argues that the UK has effectively curtailed the rights of what it sees […]