Overviewing the Immigration Act 2016: Paper One
Author: Dr Leander Neckles
Briefing series: Immigration Act
Publisher: Race Equality Foundation
Publication date: May 2016
During 2015 and 2016, we reported on the new Immigration Bill 2015/16 first published on 17/9/15. We also reported on the separate, but associated, proposals for extending charging for NHS services for certain groups of migrants and overseas visitors. We said that the proposals, if implemented, were likely to encourage the hostility, racism, discrimination, exploitation and serious human rights breaches too often faced by refugees, asylum seekers and the UK’s Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities. Equally important, we also argued that the proposals would do nothing to reduce or address the ongoing and increasing humanitarian refugee and migrant crisis. We have produced a series of briefings on the Immigration Act 2016 and our concerns.
This briefing 'Overviewing the Immigration Act' (1):
- updates readers on the final shape of what is now the Immigration Act 2016;
- explains why we, the wide range of other organisations, continue to voice serious equalities, human rights and practical concerns about the 2016 Act;
- explains how the new Act’s provisions build on those contained within the Immigration Act 2014 and previous legislative provisions.