Comms and social media volunteer(s) 

Status Now 4 All Network: Comms and social media volunteer(s) 

Status Now 4 All Network (Status Now) came into existence in the spring of 2020 as an initiative of migrant and refugee justice campaigns in the UK.  Over 130 organisations have endorsed the Network’s demand on the government to grant a secure right of residence to the estimated 1.5 million people currently living with a precarious immigration status and who are at constant risk of exploitation and loss of rights as a consequence.

Status Now is campaigning for change and it works for this by giving voice to people in the migrant and refugee communities whose situation needs to be better understood by the British public. When the extent of the injustices which migrants and refugees currently have to endure is understood across all people we believe we will have the momentum needed to achieve our key demand: Status Now for All!

To develop and strengthen our campaigning work we are now actively recruiting volunteers for our team of communications and social media activists. We are looking for people with lived experience of the immigration control system who will work with us as bloggers in Facebook, Twitter, Instragram, WhatsApp, and other social media platforms.

Here’s what will be done with this campaigning work:

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MIGRANT ‘NO’ HELP: THE HOME OFFICE’S CHARITY GATEKEEPER

10 August 2022: CORPORATE WATCHMIGRANT ‘NO’ HELP: THE HOME OFFICE’S CHARITY GATEKEEPER

Person holding a phone and the Migrant Help logo reading 'Migrant no Help'

As the government pushes ahead with ever more draconian punishment for people fleeing war, tyranny and persecution, many of us feel compelled to act. While there are countless incredible people working at a grassroots level to support refugees and people seeking asylum, it’s also a field ripe for exploitation. Donating your hard-earned cash to certain migrant charities might not reach the people you’d hoped to help. Even more concerning, your donations might actually enforce the government’s hostile environment policies.

This article looking at the charity Migrant Help, is the first in a series of reports examining the corporate interests behind organisations working with refugees and people seeking asylum. We interviewed people working with refugees who had frequent contact with the organisation. We found that:

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Migration Health and Care

20th July 2022: Status Now Network meets PCS Union members from the Department of Health and Social Care in London

to discuss the impact of immigration policy on health and care provision in the UK.