- Created: Wednesday, 25 March 2009 19:04
- Written by Newcastle FRFI
Seeking asylum – fleeing imperialism
No to deportations! Defend asylum seekers and migrant workers!
Asylum seekers and migrant workers are organising in defence of their right to remain in Britain. Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism! supports this fight back. We understand that racism against immigrants in Britain is directly linked to Britain’s imperialist wars and plunder around the world.
Aliens, settlers, refugees, immigrants and asylum seekers
The history of Britain is the history of migration – a continual process of people moving into and out of this country. Over the centuries Romans, Vikings, Normans, Irish people, Africans, Jews, Italians, Chinese and Indian people, among others, have settled here and have contributed to forming the Britain of today. Since the 17th century, 17 million people have left Britain to settle elsewhere in the world. Today 2.3 million British people work in the European Union.