But so often they are the first to be scapegoated by politicians seeking to deflect blame for their own failures. The Government’s far-right stance on immigration, including its policy to send asylum seekers to Rwanda, should alarm everyone who believes in human dignity.
Breakthrough unequivocally supports the human rights of immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers and would radically overhaul the racist structures that force so many of them into insecurity and poverty. In the long term, we would build a legislative framework for immigration based on the principles of dignity and human rights.
Dismantle the hostile environment, lifting the ban on undocumented migrants from working and accessing services.
Give asylum claimants the right to work pending the final determination of their claim.
Abide by our obligations as signatories to the 1951 Refugee Convention by offering safe passage and safe haven to all those fleeing conflict and persecution.
Introduce a one-off amnesty for all undocumented migrants, offering them the possibility of a two and a half year visa to permit them to work, study or continue with their family life, with the possibility of renewal.
Provide free English language classes to all those wishing to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain and make the Life In The UK test more relevant to everyday life.
Abolish the need for non-British family members joining their UK-settled family to pass an English Language test prior to entering the UK.
Allow British citizens or people settled in the UK to sponsor parents aged 65 or over to come to the UK with no need to show dependency or extreme compassionate circumstances.
Allow spouses and civil partners of British citizens or people settled in the UK who are in a genuine and subsisting relationship to access Indefinite Leave to Remain after two and a half years of residence.
Allow workers and students to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain after five years of continuous residence in the UK.
Allocate regional development funds earmarked to improve local facilities and infrastructure in areas where immigration is likely to increase.
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