Interview with Sky News Live

Sangeetha was invited onto Sky News on 8th August 2020 to discuss the rise in small boat Channel crossings in recent days.  Interviewed by Vanessa Baffoe, Sangeetha explained the problem first, before discussing the proposed ‘call to Naval arms’ by UK Home Secretary, Priti Patel. The tragedy of asylum seekers taking this perilous journey across…

Webinar on how Coronavirus has changed the ‘Hostile Environment’ Immigration Policy in the UK

Sangeetha held a webinar with colleague Bronwen Jones to take a deep-dive into some of the UK’s ‘hostile environment policies.’  This webinar explores the genesis of the policy and how the self-proclaimed ‘hostile environment’ has evolved over time to entrench hostility towards migrants. Sangeetha drills down into how the hostile environment has been quietly procedurally or…

Interview with O’s Refugee Aid Team

Sangeetha was thrilled to be interviewed by best selling author Onjali Rauf.  Onjali, a TEDx speaker, writer and activist has also founded O’s Refugee Aid Team, a brilliant NGO that raises funds to assist refugee groups in the UK, France and Europe. Sangeetha sat down with Onjali to share ‘Twelve Minutes with Sangeetha Iengar’.   We…

Conversations from Confinement

Sangeetha was honoured to feature in Felicity Selkirk‘s first episode of “Conversations from Confinement.” Felicity is hosting a series of conversations with her clients to explore how COVID-19 is impacting different sectors and how businesses are adapting globally to meet social-distancing requirements. Listen to our conversation here where we explore the impact of confinement on…

Discussing the integration of refugees on CGTN Live Television

Sangeetha was invited to discuss the catastrophe of Europe’s management of asylum seekers and refugees as part of CGTN’s ‘Forgotten Frontier’ television special on 17th October 2019. Sangeetha commended positive examples of European town policies that encouraged pathways to integration and forged better access to the labour market for asylum seekers and refugees.  However these small-scale…

Interview with The Circle

Sangeetha is thankful to The Circle for profiling her in their recent ‘Widen Your Circle’ campaign.  You can read her full interview here.   Sangeetha is a member of The Circle, an NGO founded by Annie Lennox.  The Circle’s work is inspired by the notion that when women come together and organise, they can be a…

Roger Hood Lecture, University of Oxford

Sangeetha is associated to the Border Criminologies department which sits within the Faculty of Law at Oxford University.  She was invited to attend the Annual Roger Hood Lecture, part of the All Souls Criminology Seminar Series held at the University of Oxford. This year’s lecture was entitled ‘(De)constructing the crimmigrant other: migration, citizenship and penal power’ and…

Breaking the Chains – Parliamentary Launch

Sangeetha was invited to a launch event at Parliament on Thursday 25th April 2019 launching ‘Breaking the Chains’, a programme co-run by Migrant and Refugee Children’s Legal Unit and Shpresa, a charity which focuses on the welfare of unaccompanied Albanian asylum-seeking children.   Accompanied by other immigration law practitioners, NGOs working on migration issues, trafficking support groups and…