Peaceful demonstration: Scottish Government Act – Stand against the New Immigration Bill: 2 September 2021
The National: Holyrood demo over Patel’s Nationality Bill
MEMBERS of a group campaigning to end evictions in Scotland have mounted a demonstration in Edinburgh over the UK Government’s Nationality and Borders Bill, claiming it would see the criminalisation of asylum seekers.
The No Evictions Network said the Bill would see people seeking asylum sent to offshore processing centres and would make it harder for families to be reunited.
They said it would also contravene the 1951 Refugee Convention, which is recognised world-wide.
A spokesperson for the group said: “If Scotland truly welcomes migrants as ‘New Scots’ we urge the Scottish Government to stand up against the UK Government’s discriminating anti-immigration Bill that promotes hate crime.
See also : Scottish Housing Forum for Asylum Seekers and Refugees
Date for your diary – 21 September 2021: Scottish Housing Forum for Asylum Seekers and Refugees: by SNN signatories MigrationUK SARAG TPASS & StatusNow4AllScotland
See this post: Reckless ‘New Plan for Immigration’
We will collate reports of the Nationality & Borders Bill which has come out of the recent ‘New Plan for Immigration’; and reports related to Home Office practice.
See this post: The impact of living without settled status
Please note: We draw your attention to the scale of inequality that is in evidence to focus attention on what needs to change to secure equity of access and STATUSNOW4ALL. This new report https://highpaycentre.org/latest/publications/ shows that the median FTSE 100 CEO was paid £2.69 million in 2020, 86 times the median full-time worker in the UK. The figure represents a 17% fall from median CEO pay of £3.25 million recorded in 2019.
Harvey, 37, described as a “beautiful person who was always positive”, passed away after falling from the second floor of his flat building.