Our ground-breaking research explores the reality of life for undocumented migrants in the UK today. Based on in-depth interviews with undocumented people, we explore how people become undocumented, and propose simple, workable reforms to break the cycle of insecure immigration status. (April 2021) Read more
Our guide to Priti Patel's 'New Plan for Immigration' and how it will impact the lives of people who have been forced to flee their homes. Read more
Our new research shows the NRPF policy is a public health risk, and increases the risk of destitution amongst migrant families. Read more
Our new research shows the hostile environment is putting lives at risk, by preventing or deterring migrants from accessing healthcare. February 2021. Read more
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.
Our office is closed but we are still providing legal advice and support - here's how to contact us.
Whether you're new to immigration advice or an experienced practitioner, we have courses at all levels, to help you keep up with the ever changing immigration rules.
Become a member of JCWI today and help us defend the rights of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants.
The hostile environment is costing people their lives in this pandemic - urgent action is needed. Our joint letter to the Home Secretary. 21 January 2021. Read more
Today, on Thursday 11th March the High Court will hold its first hearing over JCWI’s case that the Home Office’s EU Settlement Scheme will leave minorities and vulnerable groups undocumented and violates the Equality Act. Read more
We are delighted to be distributing the funds raised in the Windrush Winter Emergency Appeal - just over £70,000 - to support people who were caught up in the Windrush scandal. Read more
“It’s difficult to beat the smile on a person’s face when you have just secured their release from detention or their right to stay in the UK”
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