====Status Now 4 All Newsletter===
++++++ November 2023 ++++++
On the 12th October our Friends of Status Now organised a meeting of supporters in Birmingham.
Hosted by Birmingham Asylum and Refugee Association (BARA) participants shared their experiences of living as migrants and refugees with precarious status and looked ahead to the campaigning they expect to be involved in in the coming months.
Foremost in the discussion was the role that migrant and refugee activists can play in the general election campaign which will take place in 2024. What opportunities will exist for people with precarious status to intervene in public debates over the treatment of people seeking refugee and a better life in the UK?
Status Now 4 All renews its call for a public campaign to regularise people with precarious immigration status
In October Status Now 4 All renewed its for a campaign for a secure immigration status for all people who have been affected by the Home Office’s hostile environment policies.
The call for Status Now for All was originally launched in 2020 when the country was in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic and migrants with precarious status were placed at greater risk because of the conditions attached to their residence in the UK.
The renewal continues the call for a mass campaign for regularisation, placing it in the context of the coming general election in 2024, and the continuing attempts of the Home Office to enforce hostile environment policies across the spectrum of all its dealing with migrant and refugee people.
We call on the original supporters of our campaign to renew their commitment to the call for Status Now 4 All. We invite the many community associations, trade union branches, anti-racist and migrant and refugee solidarity groups who have not already, to join us by becoming signatories to this call for Status Now 4 All.
Renew your engagement with Status Now 4 All!
Representatives of the organisations supporting our call for Status Now 4 All continue to meet every second Monday to discuss ways we can build campaigning action for migrant and refugee justice.
If you are involved with a group that has signed up to our call, or wishes to join now that you’ve seen the renewal call, and would like to get more involved, do let us know. As well as campaign planning on our Reference Group we also have a Friends of Status Now group which is open to all people with lived experience of the UK immigration control system
Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join our campaigning work.