Currently in the UK, there are an estimated 600,000 to 1.2 million undocumented or irregularised migrants, many having lived here for over 5, 10 and even 15 years. These integral members of British society continue to participate and contribute to our lives but are forced to do so on the margins and in the shadows due to the UKs exclusionary immigration rules and policies.
In this short video, we will look at what the UK can do about this population of people.
Being undocumented comes with severe challenges like not being able to rent a room or property to live in, not being able to work openly and safely, restrictions to accessing healthcare, restrictions to marrying a loved one, restrictions to accessing Government support when needed, and many others.
The UK, instead of keeping people open to exploitation and in sustained hardship, can instead grant rights to this population of people which would allow them to participate fully and openly, and contribute even more than they already are, with a massive potential of improving their lives and society as a whole.
And this can be done through something known as regularisation.
What is regularisation?
In the context of immigration policy, regularisation is a procedure or scheme by which migrants, who are living in a country without the appropriate documentation or authorisation, are offered regularised status or settlement by the Government, enabling them to live lawfully within a state’s borders.
Recent examples of this can be seen in Ireland and Spain (2022).
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‘Undocumented Migrants And The 20 Year Rule On Long Residence’: https://regularise.org/reports/undocu…
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