A practical, political guide for those fighting to remain in this country has just been produced.
The No One is Illegal campaign, based in Bolton, has created a 23-page, simply-written briefing document aimed at those who may face deportation or removal. It explains why using the law is not protection enough – ‘a campaign means fighting back politically’.
It enunciates what kinds of campaigns are useful, how important it is to involve a Member of Parliament, why a campaign has to be strong and powerful. But it also reflects on the personal implications. ‘It is your decision whether or not to have a campaign’, states the document and it warns that a campaign will implicate friends and family members. There are many practical tips here – from creating a banner for all public events to attracting trade union support. And, finally, it explains how important it is to prepare the legal case and get professional reports to support a claim.
This document maybe aimed at those at risk of removal but it is also essential reading for anyone interested in supporting failed asylum seekers and fighting for a more just system.
Download a copy of Campaigning Against Deportation or Removal – Building An Anti-Deportation Campaign (pdf file, 325kb)