"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much."
the3million was founded by EU citizens for EU citizens – to fight for the rights of those of us who have made our home in the UK.
In doing so, we are not arguing for special treatment or to have ‘more rights’ than other groups of citizens in the UK. We want to maintain our existing rights, and we believe in levelling up, rather than a race to the bottom.
the3million stands together with all organisations fighting for citizens’ rights in the UK.
We have also stood shoulder to shoulder with our British friends living in the EU, who similarly faced dramatic loss of rights due to Brexit. Many of our publications were written together with British in Europe, and you can find them on our library page.
Below, we share a selection of letters, events and campaigns which were achieved by cooperating with other organisations in the UK.
Together with PRCBC and Amnesty International UK, we wrote a letter to the Home Office about regulations designed to help secure the rights to British citizenship for children born after 1 July to EU citizens in the UK. Whilst we welcome the regulations, we have serious questions about the implication.
the3million joined over 230 organisations to call on the Department of Health and Social Care to ensure that everyone can access the coronavirus vaccine, regardless of immigration status, ID or proof of address.
the3million is part of a group of migrants’ rights organisations and privacy advocates who have written to the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sports, Oliver Dowden, expressing concerns about how the National Data Strategy, in its current form, is likely to impact migrants and refugees.
Together with Focus on Labour Exploitation, (FLEX), Doughty Street Chambers and Hope for Justice, Anti-Slavery International and The Anti-Trafficking Monitoring Group compiled a letter to ministers urging them to revoke a new policy that will make rough sleeping grounds for removal from the UK.
the3million joined a coalition of 150 charities, trade unions, lawyers and local authorities, to warn that these new rules will have severe consequences for victims of modern slavery – and will put the wider homeless population at significant risk of exploitation.
Over seventy homelessness organisations sign letter urging Government to reconsider dangerous new immigration rules targeting people sleeping rough for deportation
Migrants Organise and the3million wrote to the Home Secretary to raise their concerns that adults lacking mental capacity to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme face a real risk of being able to secure lawful immigration status due to the egregious failure by the government to make adequate arrangements for them.
JCWI wrote a letter, signed by 100 groups, to the Home Secretary, to demand safe and legal routes, in response to the Government's dangerous rhetoric surrounding recent Channel crossings.
Sixty organisations and charities, led by The Children's Society, are calling on the Education Secretary to permanently extend free school meals to children from low-income migrant families, as part of an approach to ensuring that no child living in poverty misses out.