Protest To Defend International Students
Friday 11 March 2011
1:00 pm, Deptford Town Hall
Gather at DTH on Friday afternoon to protest college compliance with student surveillance under PBSI.
International students at Goldsmiths are currently under siege. Under the Points Based Immigration System, students must register and re-register regularly through an awkward and unreliable online system. Some are now at imminent risk of being withdrawn from their studies – or even deported to their home countries.
Students Not Suspects, in conjunction with the Goldsmiths Student Union and Goldsmiths UCU, are demanding an immediate freeze to the registration process until all students can be verifiably contacted. But we also demand that colleges and universities put students first, and actively oppose the use of higher education as an arm of the border police.
Goldsmiths plans to hand over student information to the UK Border Agency this Friday. PLEASE JOIN US AT THE DEMO TO SHOW SMT THAT WE WON’T COMPLY WITH THE CRIMINALISATION OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS.