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The Progressive Policy Think Tank

Beyond the 'hostile environment'

This event will mark the launch of our new report Beyond the Hostile Environment. Our report will propose a new programme of immigration reform for learning the lessons of the Windrush scandal and improving Home Office decision-making.

This event will take place on Tuesday 9th February, 09.00-10.30am (GMT) and will be held via Zoom.

The government’s ‘hostile environment’ approach to immigration enforcement has faced increasing calls for reform in recent years. The recent Windrush Lessons Learned Review urged policy change, and last year the Home Office set out a comprehensive improvement plan in response. This event will discuss how the government can reform its approach to immigration enforcement and build a fairer, more compassionate Home Office.

The event will discuss:

  • What should be the priorities for reforming the current approach to immigration enforcement?
  • How can the Home Office be reformed to improve its policy and operational decision-making and to ensure it ‘puts people first’?
  • What are the options for improving routes to regularisation for those most vulnerable or for those who have lived in the UK for long periods?

IPPR’s Amreen Qureshi and Marley Morris will present the findings and recommendations from the report, which will be followed by a panel discussion.

Speakers include:

  • Glenda Caesar, Windrush campaigner
  • Amelia Gentleman, The Guardian
  • Alasdair MacDonald, Director of Policy, Equality and Human Rights Commission
  • Chai Patel, Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants
  • David Simmonds MP, Chair of the APPG on Migration

Places are limited at this event. For more information please contact [email protected]