We were so disheartened to hear that the Nationality and Borders Bill has been passed in parliament this evening.
MPs gave the immigration legislation a third reading by 298 votes to 231, meaning it passed to the House of Lords with a majority of 67.
The Bill gives Border Force officers powers to turn migrants away from the UK while at sea, and makes it a criminal offence to knowingly arrive in the UK without permission. Additionally, the maximum sentence for those entering the country unlawfully will rise from six months’ imprisonment to four years.
Our heart goes out to all the people who have travelled to this country in hope of a better life, who are now fearing what their future holds.
In the making of Hostile, we had been fighting for these very people, trying to get these stories out there. This is a country that is inclusive, NOT exclusive. We will continue to fight for the rights of migrants in this country by sharing the stories told in this film.
View our trailer to learn more about how the Hostile Environment is affecting migrant communities all over the UK.