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Opposition Day Debate: Immigration

Published Monday, June 24, 2019

On 26 June 2019 there will be a half-day Opposition day debate on a Motion on Immigration in the name of the Scottish National Party. The debate will take place in the Chamber.

The debate will cover a wide range of topics related to the UK’s immigration and asylum system, including the ‘hostile environment’, criticisms of the immigration and asylum system, free movement, and the impact of immigration policies throughout the UK.

The following Library briefing papers and debate packs from the past 3 years may assist to provide background:

EU settlement scheme’ (6 June 2019)

Visas for non-EEA citizens working in the UK fishing industry’ (5 April 2019)

Immigration and social security co-ordination (EU withdrawal) Bill 2017-19: progress of the Bill’ (22 March 2019)

Immigration and social security co-ordination (EU withdrawal) Bill 2017-19’ (25 January 2019)

Immigration health surcharge: common casework questions’ (22 January 2019)

Asylum accommodation contracts’ (8 October 2018)

Immigration detention in the UK: an overview’ (12 September 2018)

Right to rent: private landlords’ duty to carry out immigration status checks’ (29 August 2018)

TOEIC visa cancellations’ (29 August 2018)

Fees for registering children as British citizens’ (17 August 2018)

Homelessness among refugees’ (16 July 2018)

The UK’s points-based system for immigration’ (9 July 2018)

Windrush generation’ (1 May 2018)

The UK’s refugee family reunion rules: striking the right balance?’ (6 March 2018)

The financial (minimum income) requirement for partner visas’ (7 November 2017)

The UK response to the Syrian refugee crisis’ (14 June 2017)

Statistics briefings

Migration statistics (3 June 2019)

Asylum statistics (6 March 2019)

Commons Debate packs CDP-2019-0167

Authors: Hannah Wilkins; Melissa Macdonald; Georgina Sturge

Topic: Immigration

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