Meeting tonight at RAMFEL offices about ‘go home’ immigration vans

The van being used as part of the Home Office project

The van being used as part of the Home Office project - Credit: Archant

A meeting about the government’s controversial “go home or face arrest” immigration vans is being held by the Refugee and Migrant Forum of East London tonight (Monday).

The meeting, which will take place from 6pm to 8pm at the organisation’s offices in the Cardinal Heenan Centre, will explain what the vans’ message means and how this will impact those affected.

Advice will be given on how to deal with immigration checks on the streets, and discuss possible future consequences such as landlords carrying out passport inspections.

The vans, which were a pilot scheme from the Home Office, have been widely criticised for inflaming racial tensions and are now being investigated by the Advertising Standards Agency after more than 60 complaints were received about them.

The Cardinal Heenan Centre is at 326 High Road, Ilford, IG1 1QP.