Not in our name

We all deserve to live safe from harm.

But the Government’s newly passed ‘Illegal Migration Act’ will have a devastating impact on people’s lives, causing immeasurable harm to people seeking safety. It allows the Government to detain people – including children – indefinitely, and deport them to countries where their lives may be at risk.

Your solidarity is needed more than ever. Together we can show that the UK is kind and compassionate. Please sign and share our open letter to the Prime Minister to condemn this Act, and join our movement to support women seeking safety in the UK to rebuild their lives.

Note to signatories: This is a joint campaign by JCWI, Women for Refugee Women, JustRight Scotland, Scottish Refugee Council, Migrants’ Rights Network, City of Sanctuary UK, After Exploitation, RAMFEL, and Anti-Slavery International. The signatures will be collated and handed in by JCWI. If you sign, the data you provide in signing this form will be shared with JCWI for this sole purpose. You will not be contacted by JCWI unless you have separately signed up to do so.

Open letter to the Prime Minister on the cruel and harmful ‘Illegal Migration Act’

Dear Prime Minister,

We write united in our grief, outrage, and shame at the new migration law being passed, allegedly in our name. Your new law is a cruel and inhumane attack on people who are seeking safety on our shores, and who will now be turned away in their hour of need.

We all deserve to live safely, and to be supported and protected, whether we are forced to move because our home is no longer safe, or simply for a better life. This compassion is at the heart of our moral duty as a society, as well as our commitment to international law.

People move – we always have, and we always will. Community and solidarity are values that bind us all together. We stand in solidarity with everyone targeted by this cruel and immoral legislation. We condemn this Government’s ongoing attacks on migrants and refuse to be complicit in the human rights violations that will result from it. We urge you to abandon this cruel project, and instead protect the rights of people seeking safety.

We reject this Act, and say loudly and clearly: this hateful new law is not in our name.


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