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Urge the UK Government to end hostile environment
The UK Home Office plans to deport 50 Black Britons on a flight to Jamaica this week.
Many people on the flight have been in the UK since childhood, some will have been denied legal representation or due process and/or have no family in Jamaica. This act is a product of the continued hostile environment and racist policies which unfairly target minorities across the UK. There will be trauma for people and families involved. The government has already been found to have broken equalities laws after an investigation by the UK Equalities and Human Rights Commission.
In 2010, under Theresa May's department, several administrative and legislative measures were instigated, collectively known as the hostile environment. They are designed to make staying in the UK as difficult as possible for people from migrant backgrounds. The United Nations Human Rights Council has stated that the policy has fostered xenophobia within the UK, and in 2018 led to the Windrush Scandal.