Blogs by Jan Brulc
MRN followers will know that for the past three months we have been working with our supporting partner National Union of Students (NUS) and groups across the UK to expand the Our Day campaign and build on last year's success. Thanks to NUS and their support, we've had a great opportunity to get the message out to thousands of students up and down the country.
Getting stories into the media is no doubt frustrating and time consuming and we’ve been in touch with many of you only to tell you later that the journalist wasn’t interested. However, since we first raised the then intention of the Government to restrict the right to family life using immigration rules back in 2011 in an article in the Guardian, we had a number of successes.
The Divided Families day of action will take place in London on 9 July. The day marks the first anniersary of the new family migration rules.
As 2012 draws to a close, it is clear that these are increasingly difficult times for migrants' rights across the world. As outlined by United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon in a statement today, hostile immigration policies are intensified by the current economic climate, increasing the divisions between migrants and natives in many countries.