Reflecting on an event: Migrant families challenging the effects of the No Recourse to Public Funds Policy
The PASAR project held an event at the House of Commons, sponsored by Kate Green, MP and Chair of the APPG on Migration. Speakers included Baroness Ruth Lister; Abi Brunswick Project 17; Bethan Lant Praxis; Omar Khan The Runnymede Trust and Ros Edwards, Co-Director of the NCRM. The event brought together MPs, activists, academics, NGOS in the areas of human rights, women's rights, migration and anti-poverty to document and reflect on the challenges faced by migrant families who are affected by the No Recourse to Public Funds Policy, and therefore experience severe poverty, destitution and homelessness. Participants of the Participatory Arts and Social Action Research project, funded by NCRM, showcased a short theatre play about their experiences in the workplace, social services departments and immigration control. This led to an engaged discussion among all attendees, where research participants shared their experiences and views of the policy.
Submitted by Umut Erel on Monday, 11th December 2017