March for Windrush: Scrap May’s racist Immigration Act – 5 May

March for Windrush – Scrap May’s racist Act

Sat 5 May 2pm – 4.30pm

Downing Street, London

Join the facebook event here.

The Tories are facing a growing backlash against their racist immigration policies. The real consequences of Theresa May’s 2014 Immigration Act of 2014 are starting to be exposed by the callous treatment of the Windrush generation of migrants from the Caribbean. Commonwealth citizens who arrived in the UK decades ago have been threatened with deportation, refused re-entry to the UK, lost their jobs and livelihoods and have been denied access to public services.

Labour’s campaign on the issue has put the Tories under pressure over its treatment of commonwealth citizens and as a result Amber Rudd was forced on 29 April to resign as Home Secretary. Rudd had been implementing the racist policies developed by Theresa May during her tenure as Home Secretary from 2010-16.

Labour’s current leadership, unlike the previous leadership had opposed May’s 2014 Immigration Bill. Diane Abbott, Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell were among only 6 MPs to vote against it, pointing out at the time that it would have appalling consequences.

Theresa May – the real architect of the ‘hostile environment’ – should not be let off the hook. The ‘hostile environment’ should end and this reactionary legislation repealed.

On Saturday 5 May 2018, join Stand Up To Racism’s protest in London and help keep the pressure on the Tories.