Migrant Rights

Migrant Rights Campaign Motion

The LICC has passed a motion to initiate a migrant rights campaign. The LICC resolves:

  • To establish a working party of LI Members to formulate and implement an LI Migrants Rights Campaign;
  • To circulate this resolution to all Labour International members, to the NEC of the Labour Party, and to our contacts in Social Democratic and Democratic Socialist Parties;
  • To invite representatives of the existing initiatives being undertaken by LI members in this area, e.g. Resources for British Migrants, European Residents Labour International, Refugee Support and Campaign organisations such as the Migrant Support Network to participate in the working party, working alongside European and other international partners, such as British in Europe and 3 Million to campaign for safe and legal routes to resettlement;
  • To invite the working party to report back 1 month after its establishment to the LICC with a report on activity and proposal for the LICC to take up with the LI membership and with other interested parties;
  • To co-opt a member of the working party, and a backup to become members of the LICC and to participate fully in the work of the LICC to ensure that all LICC work reflects the importance of this area.

Full text of the Migrant Rights motion (PDF file) 

Volunteering for the Migrant Rights Campaign

The LICC is looking for volunteers for this important campaign, which aims to campaign around all aspects of the problems faced by those who by choice or necessity end up living outside their own country. Beside the refugee crisis in Europe and elsewhere, many of us face an uncertain future in our new homes because of Brexit and because of the refusal of the Tory Government to treat EU residents in the UK with the respect that they deserve, increasing the likelihood of tit for tat measures by the EU - and not to forget the situation of our members who are unable to return to Britain, because of the discriminatory requirements on minimum incomes for partners.

If you are interested in getting involved, please send an e-mail to co-chairs@labourinternational.net with the following information:

  • What aspects of the campaign you would like to work on
  • Whether you are involved in any existing campaigns in this area
  • Whether you have any particular knowledge or skills that you can offer to the campaign

The LICC will organise an initial meeting of the working party in early September, where we can discuss how to take the campaign forward.

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