There has been a six-fold increase in the total number of child asylum applicants in the EU in the last six years. The European Commission published policy guidance on the protection of children in migration in April 2017.
The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights published a report on integrating migrants, refugees and their descendants into the EU in March 2017. The report identified and compared policies across the EU in areas important for successful integration.
The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Migration launched an inquiry in February 2017 into the experience and concerns of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and public sector organisations in the area of migration. The deadline for the submission of written evidence is 28 February 2017.
British Future published in December 2016 the report of their inquiry into securing the status of nationals from the European Economic Area living in the UK. The Inquiry’s report calls on the Government to make a clear public commitment that the 2.8 million Europeans in the UK can stay.
‘What next after Brexit? Immigration & integration in post-referendum Britain’ was published by British Future in August 2016.
A new inquiry is examining the practicalities of how the Government can protect the rights of the 3 million EU citizens living in the UK after Brexit. The call for evidence closed on 7 September 2016.
The House of Lords European Union Committee published a report, ‘Children in crisis: unaccompanied migrant children in the EU’, in July 2016.
The Trades Union Congress published in August 2016 their guidance, ‘Challenging racism after the EU referendum: An action plan for challenging racism and xenophobia’.
Natasha Walter, Director of Women for Refugee Women, writes about the gendered cost of Brexit in July 2016.
The Trade Union Council released a press release on 13 July 2016 following polling they had conducted on voters’ opinions on Brexit. The poll showed that both Remain and Leave voters supporting maintaining vital rights like maternity leave (73% of Remain and 69% of Leave voters) and maintaining protection against discrimination at work (80% of Remain voters and 77% of Leave voters).