We believe in a fair and just immigration system

A fairer, more efficient and more humane immigration system, with laws based on sound evidence.

No migrant or refugee is made destitute, denied fundamental rights or forced to live in fear.

Greater access to justice and greater respect for human rights, human dignity and the rule of law.

The benefits of migration are celebrated and shared, with no community left behind.

Windrush Lessons Learned Review Leak

Excerpts of Wendy Williams' draft report seen by Channel 4 News and JCWI damn the Home Office as 'reckless'


Author: Sarah Marcus

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Read the latest research & analysis about our immigration system and find out more about our policy proposals for a world in which people move.



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Latest news

  • We are looking for a new Chair of Trustees

    We are seeking an experienced leader to steer the organisation through an exciting period of growth, impact and organisational development. Read more

  • EU Settlement Scheme needs urgent reform

    Government statistics released this week show more and more EU nationals being forced to wait for decisions on their Settled Status applications, and being granted the temporary Pre-Settled Status, not Settled Status. The scheme needs urgent reform to avoid becoming another 'Windrush' scandal. Read more

  • At last! Common sense changes to visas for international students

    We are pleased that the government has finally reversed rule changes made to post-study work visas, and will now allow international students the chance to work, study and make choices about their future after graduating from British universities. We'd like to see this common sense applied in other areas of the immigration system. Read more

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    Nicola Burgess, Legal Director

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