At GMIAU we see first-hand the experiences of many people in Greater Manchester who are affected by the UK’s immigration laws. As well as being lucky enough to share in people’s joys – when someone is granted refugee status or a family is reunited – we also witness how the immigration system deliberately treats people unjustly, with suspicion and disbelief.
We are committed to speaking out about the injustices we see through our work, identifying solutions and influencing decision-makers so that immigration laws and policies uphold the rights of the people they affect.
We do this by
- gathering evidence, carrying out research and analysing laws and policies
- supporting people affected by immigration control to speak out about their experiences
- briefing decision-makers, including civil servants and politicians
- working with our supporters to campaign for improvements to immigration law and policy
- speaking to the media about the impact of immigration laws on the people we represent
The four issues which GMIAU is currently focusing on are: