In 2008, a Parliamentary Inquiry into Community Cohesion and Migration called upon the Government to be more proactive on integrating immigrants and to better support the communities that accommodate them. Fast forward nine years and today, a similar Inquiry by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Social Integration has powerfully restated some of the same key messages, albeit with much greater urgency. Why? Because over the past decade, the Government has overseen the largest single wave of in-migration that the British Isles have ever experienced but has done little to support either the new arrivals themselves, or the communities which receive them.
Writing in an article on Huffington Post, MigrationWork director Rachel Marangozov asks how Government can do better to support these communities?