Past Campaign: A fairer debate on immigration

By October 18, 2016Past campaign
In silhouette, a young asylum seeker sits by a window in his accommodation.

In 2014, the UK Government’s controversial Immigration Bill became law as the Immigration Act.

The Act introduced several new punitive measures against migrants, including restrictions on access to healthcare and new measures to force private landlords to check the immigration status of their tenants.

It also followed a series of controversial advertising campaigns run by the UK Home Office, such a van advertising campaign with the headline “Go Home or Face Arrest”.

To raise awareness of the new measures in the Act and its possible consequences, Refugee Action:

Even though the bill is now law, we are continuing to monitor how it affects the people we help. We thank everyone who followed, supported and shared this campaign.