Legal: Can immigration officers arrest me for obstruction?

Over the last few weeks, we’ve received reports of several activists being arrested for allegedly obstructing immigration enforcement operations. In each case, the arrests were made by immigration officers themselves rather than the police. Understandably, this has caused some confusion amongst activists about the arrest powers wielded by immigration officers. Carl Spender is here to

Immigration Enforcement vans stopped in Portishead

Activists from the environmental and social justice group Reclaim the Power are occupying the roofs of Immigration Enforcement vehicles and stopping them from leaving the Home Office building in Portishead. Around fifteen people dressed in pink overalls, holding placards saying “stop the raids” and “stop kidnapping our neighbours” are taking part. The action, designed to

Yarl’s Wood: the vulnerable women locked up in Britain’s detention centres

According to recent findings from Women for Refugee Women, around 2,000 women who are seeking refuge in the UK are detained per year. Of these women, the vast majority (between 77% and 85%) are victims of sexual, domestic and gender-based violence. These women are most commonly held in Bedfordshire’s Yarl’s Wood, widely regarded as Britain’s

Anarchist first to be killed fighting US concentration camps

US anarchists paid tribute today to Will Van Spronsen, who was killed while carrying out a raid against a migrant concentration camp in Tacoma, Washington State. Van Spronsen is thought to be the first person killed attempting to take direct action against the US deportation system, which for months has faced heavy criticism over its

Legal: What are my rights if I’m stopped or raided on immigration grounds?

This is the first part of a series covering the rights of migrants and the legal limits of state power. Over the weekend, social media was flooded with information about what folks in the US should do if they are raided by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). This was in direct response to an announcement

BREAKING: Anti Raids Network shut down London immigration enforcement base

The activists from Anti Raids Network have successfully shut down the Eaton House immigration enforcement base in Hunslow. Eaton House is one of four immigration enforcement bases in London. It covers West London area. Immigration enforcement officers plan their operations and leave from there to carry out raids and intelligence gathering visits. The blockade, involving