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!):



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