IRiS Director Professor Jenny Phillimore and Deputy Director Dr Nando Sigona have made a significant contribution to the Discovery Society’s interesting response to the Government’s Integration Strategy green paper.  In their article The Government’s hostile environment and its consequences on integration’ Professor Phillimore and Dr Sigona set out how the creation of a ‘hostile environment for illegal migrants’ blurs the line between illegal and legal migration, as well as demeaning those who came to Britain as Commonwealth citizens. Legislation since 2010 has required employers, landlords, schools, banks and doctors to check people’s immigration status and this has fallen most onerously on visible minorities, not all of whom have papers that are now necessary to validate their status.