Aug 10, 2023
What’s changed in the UK’s approach to migration since Brexit? How has this impacted on migration flows? Who is and isn’t migrating to the UK ?
In A New Plan for Migration? we consider the shape and structure of the UK’s regulation and governance of migration since leaving the European Union. Catherine Craven explains what we mean when we talk about Migration Regimes, and shows how this works in practice. Barrister, author and Founder of Free Movement Law Colin Yeo, shares his thoughts on what has and hasn’t changed in terms of laws and policies on UK immigration since Brexit. And our presenters Michaela Benson and Nando Sigona consider the politicisation of migration, and how this is reflected in rhetoric and the framing of new legislation, policy and guidelines, and what EU citizens in the UK and British citizens in the EU have to say about it. And they ask the question is the post Brexit regime just?
You can access the full transcripts for each episode over on our website Who do we think we are?
In this episode we cover …
New plan for migration
Post-Brexit borders and immigration controls
Active listening questions:
How would you define a migration regime?
What do migration regimes do for states?
In what ways has the UK’s migration regime changed since Brexit, if at all?
Find out more about …
Why some migrants are deemed more deserving than others in Global Britain in Michaela and Nando’s piece for Open Democracy
The injustices inherent in the UK’s current immigration system from Colin’s book Welcome to Britain: Fixing Our Broken Immigration System
An early call for the institution of a fair global migration regime in this article by Stephen Castles
Colin on the Politico podcast: Westminster Insider: Can Rishi Sunak ‘Stop the boats’?
Listen to the Free Movement podcast for regular updates and commentaries on UK immigration law
Check this episode of WDWTWA Beyond the Headlines where Colin joined Michaela and Ala Sirriyeh to discuss Suella Braverman
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