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Immigration Bill becomes an Act

Categories: Articles:Asylum & Refugees | Published: 16/05/2016 | Views: 1050
On 12 May 2016, the Immigration Bill 2015-16 received Royal Assent, which means it now becomes the 2016 Immigration Act. In those words, a great deal is bound up. What’s been won, and what’s been lost. Read the 'Right to Remain' blog on the Immigration Act.

As 'Right to Remain' have written previously, the Act involves a hardening and an extending of the measures designed to create a ‘Hostile Environment ‘ for migrants brought in by 2014 Immigration Act
The Bill did receive more opposition than the similarly racist and divisive 2014 Immigration Act.  In the third reading of the Bill in the House of Commons, it passed by 307 votes to 245.  Despite this large vote against, it rarely seemed in doubt that the Bill would come into law, despite the condemnation of human rights campaigners and, well, most people with a conscience/common sense.   Read the full blog here
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