Resisting Immigration Raids

Who's doing the raids?

Immigration officers

Where do they happen?

Homes

Registry offices

Bus stops & stations

Markets

 

Shops &

restaurants

On the street

The Law

On the street

Do you have to carry a passport with you in the UK?

You do not have to carry
 immigration documents or

 identity cards with you in

 this country

Before Immigration Officers
question you, they must:

1. Identify themselves and show their ID

2. Say why they want to question you. They must have a reason to suspect you are an immigration offender. They cannot stop you because of your race.

3. Tell you that you don't have to answer their questions

4. Tell you that you haven't been arrested & can leave at any time

What can you do?

1. You do not have to answer their questions.

 

2. Can say:

“I'm busy”, “This is racist” or “I will make a complaint”.

 

3. Legally, you can walk away, and we strongly recommend that you try to do this

Street checks video

Raids

Entry by immigration officers to arrest someone can be made:


- By 'CONSENT' – the most common method.


- With a court WARRANT for entry, by force if necessary.


- On business premises only: with an ASSISTANT DIRECTOR'S LETTER.

  • You do not have to let them in (if they have authority (e.g. warrant), they can force entry)
  • You do not have to answer any questions
  • You are theoretically entitled to leave if you are not under arrest, but according to new IE guidance (July 2016), this may now also be used as justification that you are an immigration offender and you risk being arrested
  • If the officers stop you from leaving or block the doors, they may be acting illegally ('false imprisonment')


Most importantly: DON'T STOP AND TALK - JUST GO IF YOU CAN

Roleplays

What else can we do?

Resources

  • 'Rights' cards in 25+ languages
  • Posters
  • Stickers
  • Guides for passers-by
  • 'Train the Trainer' notes
  • To get resources, visit                         www.network23.org/antiraids                                                                        or email antiraids@riseup.net

Stay in contact!
Stick together!

If you see a raid, let us know!

Twitter: @antiraids
antiraids@riseup.net
www.network23.org/antiraids
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