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Joint Briefing on Secure Reporting Amendment for Nationality and Borders Bill House of Lords Reporting Stage

February 2022

As the Nationality and Borders Bill reaches reporting stage in the House of Lords, this joint briefing with other organisations in the anti-trafficking sector raises concerns around clause 39 of the Bill which will criminalise victims of trafficking who arrived in the UK in breach of the immigration rules, preventing them from reporting crime such as domestic abuse or exploitation. It calls on Peers to support an amendment to ensure victims of trafficking and abuse can safely report crime without fear of immigration repercussions through secure reporting.