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Regularisation of undocumented migrants

EDM (Early Day Motion) 7: tabled on 11 May 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 74 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House recognises that there are many barriers that prevent people from accessing and maintaining stable immigration status even when they were either born in the UK or have lived in the UK for many years; further recognises that the majority of undocumented migrants have lost their status through no fault of their own, including through an inability to pay application fees, lack of access to legal advice, mistakes on the part of decision-makers and complexity of immigration rules; understands that the harm done to individuals through hostile immigration policies extends to family members and the communities that they are part of; notes that the UK has one of the most complex and expensive routes to regularisation in Europe; further notes that all current routes to regularisation and settlement are far too long, complicated and inflexible, leaving people with no options but to live undocumented; understands that migrants who do not have access to the public safety net or the right to work are vulnerable to exploitation and; and calls on the Government to support recommendations made by Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants in its report, We Are Here: routes to regularisation for the UK's undocumented population, published in April 2021 by introducing new routes to regularisation and removing barriers which cause migrants to become undocumented.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2021
Liverpool, Riverside
Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2021
Liverpool, Wavertree
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2021
Hayes and Harlington
Blake, Olivia
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2021
Sheffield, Hallam
Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2021
Birkenhead
Mishra, Navendu
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2021
Stockport
Carden, Dan
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2021
Liverpool, Walton
McDonald, Stuart C
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 May 2021
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2021
Jarrow
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 May 2021
Bath
Eastwood, Colum
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 13 May 2021
Foyle
MacAskill, Kenny
Alba Party
Signed on 13 May 2021
East Lothian
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2021
Bedford
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 May 2021
Edinburgh East
Ferrier, Margaret
Independent
Signed on 14 May 2021
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 May 2021
Glasgow North West
Cooper, Daisy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 May 2021
St Albans
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 May 2021
Glasgow South
Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2021
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 May 2021
Glasgow North East
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2021
Hammersmith
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 May 2021
Glasgow Central
Smith, Alyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 May 2021
Stirling
Lewis, Clive
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2021
Norwich South
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 May 2021
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Foy, Mary Kelly
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2021
City of Durham
Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 18 May 2021
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Bonnar, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 May 2021
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 May 2021
Edinburgh North and Leith
Hanvey, Neale
Alba Party
Signed on 19 May 2021
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 May 2021
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Lewell-Buck, Mrs Emma
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2021
South Shields
Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 20 May 2021
Belfast South
Antoniazzi, Tonia
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2021
Gower
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 May 2021
Dundee East
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 May 2021
Ochil and South Perthshire
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2021
Ealing, Southall
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 May 2021
Glasgow North
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2021
Rochdale
Abrahams, Debbie
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2021
Oldham East and Saddleworth
Long Bailey, Rebecca
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2021
Salford and Eccles
Sultana, Zarah
Labour
Signed on 27 May 2021
Coventry South
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 May 2021
Glasgow South West
Chamberlain, Wendy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 June 2021
North East Fife
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2021
Perth and North Perthshire
Gardiner, Barry
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2021
Brent North
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2021
North Ayrshire and Arran
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2021
Dagenham and Rainham
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 June 2021
Ceredigion
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 June 2021
Arfon
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 June 2021
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 June 2021
Motherwell and Wishaw
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 June 2021
Orkney and Shetland
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2021
Easington
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 June 2021
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 June 2021
Oxford West and Abingdon
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 June 2021
Lanark and Hamilton East
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 June 2021
Dunfermline and West Fife
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2021
Huddersfield
Greenwood, Margaret
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2021
Wirral West
Thomson, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 July 2021
Gordon
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 July 2021
Glenrothes
Hendrick, Sir Mark
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2021
Preston
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 July 2021
East Renfrewshire
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2021
Poplar and Limehouse
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2021
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Corbyn, Jeremy
Independent
Signed on 21 July 2021
Islington North
Winter, Beth
Labour
Signed on 22 July 2021
Cynon Valley

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.