"The Politics of Migration: Where next for progressive immigration policies?"

Immigration control has been at the centre stage of British politics for over a decade. However, since the referendum, the issue has fallen down the agenda. Polling evidence suggests that concerns about immigration have lost salience among the public’s concerns. Labour’s strategy on migration has also undergone a fundamental shift.

This event will be an opportunity to take stock of how the Brexit vote has affected the politics of immigration in the UK. It will seek to explore the potential risks and opportunities of Labour's new strategy on immigration as set out in recent policy statements. It will also help set out what a progressive, post-Brexit immigration system should set out to do to ensure that it can command public confidence, cater for the needs of the UK economy, promotes social integration and guarantees that migrants are treated humanely.

This will be an off the record session with relevant stakeholders and speakers including policy-makers, academics, civil society representatives and other key experts.

Confirmed speakers for this event include Margaret Hodge MP, Labour Member of Parliament for Barking; Thangam Debbonaire MP, Labour Member of Parliament for Bristol West; Dr Henning Meyer, Editor-in-Chief of Social Europe and Research Associate at LSE Public Policy Group; and Kully Kaur-Ballagan, Research Director, Ipsos MORI Social Research Institute.

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