Global Justice Now briefing: The Hostile Environment for Immigrants

‘Banks have to check applicants’ immigration status before allowing them to open a bank account’.

This is according to the February 2018 briefing (pdf) from Global Justice Now on the hostile environment for immigrants.

The briefing finds:

  • The government is preventing people from accessing safe and secure housing by forcing landlords to carry out the work of immigration officers
  • NHS staff are also being forced to demand upfront payment for treatment from people who cannot prove their immigration status
  • People in the UK without at least six months leave to remain cannot apply for a driving licence.

Read the full report (pdf).