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About Satbir Singh


Satbir Singh is Chief Executive of the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI) which campaigns for justice in immigration, nationality and refugee law and policy. For more visit


Articles by Satbir Singh

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Windrush: the inevitable result of a hostile environment and no legal recourse

As the UK government designs the compensation scheme for victims of the Windrush scandal, we look at the toxic combination of factors that caused the scandal in the first place.

Another lonely Skype Christmas, thanks to the ‘minimum income requirement’?

Meghan Markle might not have to worry about the ‘minimum income requirement’, but if you marry a Brit of more modest means than Prince Harry, you might face years of separation from your partner and family.

“We are just 500 days from chaos”, warns immigration charity

The British immigration system that EU nationals are about to be plunged into, has been broken for a long time. It’s time to improve everyone’s rights.

Delhi 2010: Where did it all go wrong?

With the Commonwealth Games underway, Satbir Singh traces the psychology underpinning India's celebration of and embarrassment at the event.
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