Last week, we heard about the new law that has made an entrance via the ‘back door’..
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Below is a statement from the Institute of Race Relations (IRR)
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Dear IRR News Subscriber,
The IRR warned this week of the dangers posed by a clause inserted quietly, a couple of weeks ago, into the Nationality and Borders Bill, which will allow some British citizens (mainly dual nationals) to lose their citizenship without being notified in a wide range of circumstances, which could put them at grave risk. As vice-chair Frances Webber told the Guardian, ‘the message it sends is that certain citizens, despite being born and brought up in the UK and having no other home, remain migrants, so that their citizenship, and therefore all their rights, are precarious and contingent.
As those working in the migration and refugee sector know only too well, the problems with the Nationality and Borders Bill currently going through parliament, do not end there. Other provisions will allow for the trial of humanitarian rescuers in the UK, with defendants facing sentences of life imprisonment. As we go to press, the trial in Lesvos of the Irish student Seán Binder and Syrian refugee Sarah Mardini - just 2 of 24 humanitarian volunteers who face prosecution – has been adjourned. Read our twitter thread on the case.