Evidence for the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Download this submission Join the campaign for migrants’ rights About JCWI JCWI was founded in 1967 to ensure that the rule of law and human rights are respected in the immigration system. We are the UK’s leading immigration charity covering all aspects of immigration, asylum, and nationality law. Our clients comprise mainly of migrants from…

Myth busting the government's arguments for the 'No Recourse to Public Funds' visa rule

After 10,000 people signed our petition calling for the No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) visa condition to be scrapped, the government was obliged to respond. No Recourse to Public Funds leaves migrants with no safety net, makes families homeless, traps women with violent partners and leaves children hungry. Attempting to justify it is defending the indefensible.…

In the news: Is Priti Patel planning to send asylum seekers to Gibraltar for claims to be processed?

In response to media reports that Priti Patel is proposing sending asylum seekers abroad to process their claims, Minnie Rahman, Campaigns Director at the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants, said: “The UK has had a firm commitment to the refugee convention since it was created and Priti Patel now intends to turn back…

JCWI takes Home Office to Court over EU Settlement Scheme

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.  The Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI) is taking legal action to require the Home Secretary to put in place essential safeguards to prevent the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) leaving tens of thousands…