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New Campaign on Immigration Reporting

Right to Remain and Migrants Organise have held a planning meeting to build a campaign against immigration bail reporting conditions.  More and more people seeking asylum are being asked to travel many miles to report to Immigration Reporting Centres despite lockdown and the risks of public travel. Reporting is always stressful due to the risk of arbitrary detention but during the pandemic it is completely unacceptable. 

Various inspirational people from across the country reported about what’s happening in different areas in relation to reporting. Many people are scared about being asked to report during the current COVID-19 pandemic and the meeting also learnt that the Home Office’s practice has been inconsistent – with many individuals who have been asked to report not understanding why they are specifically asked to do so.

Break out discussions on what the demands to the Home Office should be  in relation to immigration bail conditions led to sharing and recording of many great ideas.

The new campaign is seeking volunteers to start  2 working groups:

1. Campaign Strategy Group to consolidate all of the experiences and ideas that were shared during the planning meeting, to create a clear campaign vision, demands and strategy

2. National Gathering Planning group

This Group will help in planning the agenda and logistics for the first national meeting (see below)   Each group will consist of 6-10 people, and individuals are encouraged from different areas of the country to join to ensure that different experiences with reporting are represented. Each group will have the support of Right to Remain and Migrants Organise.

If you are interested in joining one of the working groups above, please email [email protected]. by Wednesday 10 February 2021
First National Gathering – Wednesday, 3 March 2021 at 18.00-20.00
This will  present the campaign vision, demands and strategy. During this event, as many individuals, groups, charities, and organisations as possible who are interested will be invited to take action against reporting. 
Action you can take now:
Invite people to take action!
Talk to people about the importance of this campaign  and build connections – invite them to the national gathering and ask them to save the date on the 3 March 2020.
Write to your MP about the government’s refusal to suspend reporting conditions here
 Promote this on your social media. You can use this image.