The House of Lords’ Justice and Home Affairs Committee is currently conducting an inquiry into family migration. The inquiry approaches family migration policies in the widest possible sense, including the general trends in the design of family immigration pathways, similarities and discrepancies across them, how migration policies affect families, and how family migration policies affect society.
Medical Justice submitted written evidence to the Committee in relation to the Rwanda policy, using anonymised data gathered from our clients. Our submission explained that many of the individuals facing removal under the policy had family members in the UK, including parents, children, siblings, aunts and uncles. It also highlighted the highly damaging effects of the policy, particularly in terms of people’s mental health.
Read our submission here.