Blogs by Juan Camilo
On Friday MRN hosted a briefing by the Met Police and RAMFEL about Operation Nexus. Even though many questions were addressed at the session there was still a sense of uncertainty about the initiative, anger at how it is presented and concern about some of the implications for vulnerable migrants, their communities and those supporting them.
Ed Miliband's speech on integration was interesting for a variety of reasons. First, in stark contrast to the immigration speech by home secretary Theresa May, also last week, the overall tone of his comments was broadly positive.
Last Wednesday a crowd of seventy people got together at St Ethelburgas Centre for Peace and Reconciliation in London for the launch event of Our Day, the campaign to mark International Migrants Day in the UK.
The theme for TEDxEastEnd is ‘society beyond borders’, exploring different ways in which we can understand movement across borders and turning it into a force for good.
Earlier this week the usually sedate Home Office twitter account sprung into a bit of a tweeting frenzy over UKBA’s most recent enforcement drive, Operation Mayapple. Other social media –youtube, flickr, storify- were also deployed to inform about the actions and results of the operation.
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