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[ 24. Oct 2007 ]

Building an anti-deportation campaign

Campaigning Against Deportation or Removal

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 24-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.

Copies of Campaigning Against Deportation or Removal - Building An Anti-Deportation Campaign can be downloaded :: here (pdf file, 325kb) or at :: - No One Is Illegal, UK.

Article by IRR News Team, published first on 18 October 2007 @ ::