Thursday, March 29, 2018

Changing the rules

Workers on sponsored visas are automatically reported to the Home Office if they miss 10 or more consecutive days through strike action. This punitive rule restricts workplace organising.

Currently, asylum seekers in temporary accommodation receive a meagre £36.95 a week to cover food, clothing, toiletries, transport and all other costs.

The UK currently has one of the largest immigration detention networks in the European Union, detaining nearly 30,000 people in 2016. For comparison, Germany detained fewer than 2000 people in 2014.

In addition to being inhumane, the system of immigration detention is incredibly expensive: it costs £34,000 to detain someone for a year, over £10,000 more than if that same migrant were claiming every single benefit that’s available to a UK citizen

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