Young people say: No One Is Illegal!

 ‘Feel like you don’t belong’ ‘Useless’

 ‘Unsafe’  ‘No trust’  ‘Devalued’

 ‘Criminal’ ‘Not a human being’

“The word illegal makes me feel like I’m a dangerous weapon to society. If I carry a firearm, that’s illegal. And so you are saying ‘migrant’ is synonymous with a firearm.”

‘[Just] call us what you call other people who have documents…we don’t need any special name’

Brighter Futures is a group of young Londoners, who meet every week and work together as a group to fight for their rights as migrants.

Listen as they talk about being called ‘illegal’ (a discussion prompted by our t-shirts – get yours here!):


On reaching the UK, people face a hostile environment. Without help, many will be forcibly sent back to the wars, persecution and misery they have fled.

Your donation will help us to help people in their struggle for the right to remain in the UK, and to campaign for migration justice



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