“Disproportionately high levels of immigration checks” in Belfast have led to heightened concerns that the UK’s exit from the EU could see Northern Ireland become “one big border”.
Locked Down and Cast Out: Europe’s Migrants Navigate the Pandemic
‘There is a community spirit emerging . . . beyond the normal religious and political divides’
Journalist Luke Butterly joined us to break down who the gilet noirs are and how they are using direct action to seek justice for undocumented migrants in France.
Following on from the success of France's gilets jaunes, or yellow vest movement, a new protest group aimed at seeking justice for undocumented migrants is emerging.
For many of Belfast’s homeless who depend on services that are stretched to breaking point in normal times, the Covid-19 virus threatens not just services, but lives.
The use of counter-terror laws by police has been a cause of concern for civil rights groups for many years. But against the backdrop of Brexit there are fears that these powers are being used to circumvent restrictions on conducting immigration controls.
UK legislation (The Immigration Act 1971) prevents routine immigration controls on journeys in the Common Travel Area (CTA) between Ireland and the UK.
“All the nurses will tell you that sometimes they don't even get the chance to go to the loo. They don't even get the chance to have a break or to have a drop of water.”
Nurse Mohammed Samaana spent a cold day in January on the picket line outside Belfast City Hospital, the largest general hospital in the UK. Between chatting with supporters and passing on tins of sweets, he described the conditions for nurses in Northern Ireland.
We’re back to Ireland in today’s episode. Joined by Luke Butterly, a journalist who has focussed on bordering between the UK and Ireland, Michaela explores two prominent dimensions of the Brexit at their intersections: the border and migration. As they discuss, the prevailing imaginings of a frictionless border hide from view the racialised politics of the border made visible in who is questioned for their right to cross this border freely.
After enduring 7 long months on strike, a group of undocumented migrant postal workers in France have claimed victory against backbreaking and dangerous working conditions they experienced at Chronopost, a subsidiary of the French postal service. In this article, Luke Butterly reports on the struggle and the latest in the wave of migrant fights in France.
Many non-EU family members of UK citizens in Ireland have received a “worrying” letter from Irish authorities warning their right to reside would end in the event of a no-deal Brexit.