The Immigration Act 2016 takes further steps to bring control of borders into our everyday lives. While migrants who fall foul of the immigration rules are criminalised by working and barred from accessing essential services, health workers, employers and even bank staff are all on the front line now and have responsibilities to assess immigration status and refuse services or employment if necessary. If they fail to do so or do so wrongly, they or their service users may be criminalised or miss out on life saving treatment.
People providing services to or working with immigrants need up to date information to make sure their clients are able to access services without delay and prepare for being excluded when it is inevitable. This half-day briefing is an opportunity to get that information and share experience and good practice will colleagues.