Symposium on Immigration tackles key issues faced by migrant workers, asylum seekers and refugees

Posted by ap507 at Nov 17, 2014 01:40 PM |
Event organised by University of Leicester Department of Sociology

The Department of Sociology hosted a day-long symposium focused on understanding the politics and anxieties surrounding immigration in Britain as well as the responses of immigrant communities and advocacy organisations to anti-immigrant sentiment.

Talks also tackled key issues faced by migrant communities, asylum seekers and other vulnerable groups.

The event was held in association with the British Sociological Association (BSA) Diaspora, Migration and Transnationalism (DMT) Study Group.

The symposium brought together a number of organisations, advocacy groups, community associations and leading British academics working in the field of migration together.

The event was organised by Dr Ipek Demir of the Department of Sociology and Dr Lucy Mayblin from the University of Sheffield.

The Refugee Council is currently calling on the Government to offer resettlement places to more of Syria's refugees. So far, the Government has only committed to helping 'several hundred people' over three years, a woefully inadequate response.

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