Standing together for a fairer and humane immigration system.
On 9th February, Migrant Action joined other organisations, migrants, campaigners and policymakers at conference, themed “A Better Deal for Migrants”, organised by Migrant Voice to campaign together for a fairer visa and settlement system.
The campaign calls for shorter settlement routes and an end to extortionate visa fees. Organisers stated that the purpose for the conference was to “bring together individuals – many with experience of the visa and settlement process – and organisations campaigning on these issues. We wanted people to come together to share, connect and generate ideas for stronger campaigning for a fairer immigration system.”
Migrant Action supports the campaign, and our director is a member of the campaign steering group. At Migrant Action, we routinely see the cruelty of extortionate fees as migrants, including children, are forced to make difficult choices and in some cases, into precarious lifestyles to afford the fees. To many migrants, the visa fees and the immigration system is inhumane, unfair and hostile.
For more information, see the articles below by Migrant Voice and Rights to Remain.