Migration Policy Unit
Our journey to build a fairer immigration system
The Migration Policy Unit is working with organisations in the migrants’ rights sector to provide policy analysis and advice on issues related to immigration and integration.
Through research, engagement and convening, we aim to work in collaboration with others to deliver a fairer and more just immigration system.
As we collaborate with organisations and individuals working to change the UK’s asylum and immigration system for the better, we hope that these pages and our blog posts will serve as a useful space to share what we’re up to, what we’re learning, and act as an invitation for you to join us.
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Explore our work
A new way of working: The idea behind the policy unit
The asylum in-tray in 2025With a general election expected in the next 12-18 months, the UK’s asylum system is in crisis.
A punishing process': Experiences of people on the 10-year route to settlementIn this report, we take stock of the impacts of the '10-year route to settlement' policy on people’s lives.
A new consensus? How public opinion has warmed to immigrationThis paper explores how public attitudes to immigration have warmed in recent years, and what this means for the current politics of immigration.
Understanding the rise in Channel crossingsThis briefing explores the reasons behind the rise in dangerous Channel crossings to help form a firmer basis for a humane and effective policy response.
What would the illegal migration bill mean in practice?
Jump starting integration: Supporting communities to reconnect and thriveThis report explores how the pandemic affected people’s experiences of migration and integration in their local area.
Snakes and ladders: Tackling precarity in social security and employment supportAcross the country, people are trying to make ends meet, build financial security and pursue their aspirations. But, in a vicious cycle of snakes and ladders, many are being pulled down into poverty.