Migrant and Refugee Voices Demand Status Now, 4 All!

Migrant and Refugee Voices Demand Status Now, 4 All! Time for a Policy Reset: We Need Status Now for All!

Join us on Monday 13th May to hear more from migrant voices on how we can change the immigration system in the UK.

Migrant and Refugee Voices Demand Status Now, 4 All!

Date and time: Monday, May 13: 5 – 6:30pm GMT+1

Location: Online

Status Now 4 All has been campaigning for a comprehensive programme of regularisation for all migrant and refugee people in the UK whose lives have been thrown into turmoil by hostile government policies.

Our fifth annual assembly will be held on Monday 13th May. This will provide migrant and refugee rights activists with a valuable opportunity to discuss the demands that we want to raise during the course of the forthcoming general election campaign.

Status Now 4 All believes that people with lived experience of the immigration control system should be at the heart of all discussions and campaigns as to how we can recover from the disasters of hostile environment policies and the rapidly developing chaos of the Rwanda Plan.

Our objectives for the assembly discussion are:

  • To strengthen the campaign for regularisation of all migrants left in precarious situations by the policies of the last years.
  • To gather support from a full range of civil society organisations for the campaign on regularisation.
  • To plan a concerted campaign especially with the coming elections and the prospect of a new government.
  • To launch the call for support for the SNN ‘Renewing Our Call’ statement and get people to sign on, both organisations and individuals.

Programme for the Annual Assembly

  • 5 – 5:15 – Welcome from Nazek Ramadan, CEO of Migrant Voice and presentation of a new video call for Status Now 4 All.
  • 5:15 -5:45 -Panel discussion: How do we make the demand for Status Now 4 central to the political discussion?
    Participants to include representatives from the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM), a leading trade unionist, the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI), Social Scientists Against the Hostile Environment (SSAHE).
  • 5:45- 6:15 – ‘Our lived experience of immigration control’ – Q and A panel with representatives from Waling Waling, (domestic worker rights campaign), Birmingham Asylum and Refugee Action (BARA), Coventry Asylum and Refugee Action Group (CARAG), and the Filipino Domestic Workers Association/Kanlungan.
  • 6:15 – 6:25 – Presentation of Status Now 4 All ‘Renewing Our Call’ and invitation to co-sign – see text here.
  • 6: 25– Poem from Loraine Mponela and end of meeting.

All welcome but registration on Eventbrite is required: