Currently, there are massive cuts to the public and private sector. As the cuts to services and jobs hit individuals,sentiments such as “immigrants steal our jobs” and “immigrants get more benefits”, resonate with many people.
Far right groups are strongly anti immigration and with recent Government initiatives to encourage people to report any perceived illegal immigrants, there is a heightened awareness and a readiness to scapegoat immigrants for the economic difficulties the country is facing.
Many people are confused and have a lack of accurate information which leads to fear, resentment, racist attitudes and racist behaviour. Whilst people may not be fully aware of the broader economic situation or political systems, they are certainly susceptible to the myths and lies centred on immigration.
The key to reducing resentment lies with being equipped with the facts.
Show Racism the Red Card have a long standing partnership with UNISON and have worked together to create this flyer, with the aim of providing answers to some of those diffi cult questions regarding immigration.
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