EDM #1442: Undocumented migrants and covid-19 vaccination

Updated below 29 June 2021

Status Now Network welcomes the support of this informal coalition of MPs who stand with us in our campaign for people who are undocumented and those in the legal process to be given Indefinite Leave to Remain/settled status:

Early Day Motion 1442 tabled on 3 February 2021: Undocumented migrants and covid-19 vaccination

Motion text: That this House believes that access to essential healthcare is a universal human right; regrets the continued existence of structural, institutional and systemic barriers in accessing NHS care experienced by undocumented migrants and those awaiting determination of their asylum, visa and immigration applications; considers that an effective public health response to the covid-19 crisis requires that the most vulnerable can afford to access food, healthcare, and self-isolate where necessary; understands that some of the most vulnerable people in society will not access vaccination against the virus, since to disclose their identity to the authorities would risk their arrest, detention and deportation; fears that without urgent Government intervention this will lead to further avoidable premature deaths, especially in the African, Asian and Minority Ethnic population; and therefore calls on the Home Office to grant everyone currently in the UK at this time who are undocumented migrants and those awaiting determination of their asylum, visa and immigration applications indefinite leave to remain, and to be eligible in due course to receive the covid-19 vaccination.

Brought by Claudia Webbe, MP for Leicester East

Please bring this Early Day Motion – EDM #1442 to the attention of your MP and request that they sign it. If they do not sign EDMs they can speak with their political colleagues about the messages in this EDM and also ask them to sign.

8 February 2021

See linked later post 26 May 2021: https://statusnow4all.org/is-personal-data-of-those-seeking-access-to-nhs-services-shared-with-immigration-enforcement-authorities/

and 29 June 2021: from Privacy International https://www.privacyinternational.org/explainer/4584/download-full-free-protest-guide-uk-edition

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