Worker activists call on Jeremy Corbyn to include in his manifesto the radical migration-promoting policies adopted at the party's conference this week as the Tories prepare to raise the issue in the election campaign.
High-level workers are expected to meet on Monday to clarify the details of party politics. However, a final decision will only be taken next weekend.
The grassroots activists managed to convince the Labor Conference in September to accept a series of radical political proposals on issues such as migration, private schools and the climate crisis. However, it is unclear how many of the applications will be received undiluted in the manifesto.
Boris Johnson has abandoned the immigration target pursued by his predecessors and promises a more liberal "point-based" system. The Tories believe that the perception that Labor would slow immigration will harm Corbyn's party in many Tory destinations in the Midlands and North of England.
Interior Minister Priti Patel responded Sunday to comments by Labor campaign coordinator Andrew Gywnne on the benefits of free movement, claiming that a Corbyn government would allow "uncontrolled and unlimited immigration."
Gwynne said Labor will seek to "conclude mutual agreements with the EU27 that will allow British citizens to enjoy some of the freedoms they will lose through Brexit".
The motion for free movement adopted at the Labor Conference included an obligation to close all internment camps for migrants. Abolition of legislation that prevents migrants from accessing many services, "no recourse to public funds"; a step towards "safeguarding and expanding the rights of free movement"; and the rejection of "immigration systems based on income, the benefits of migrants for the economy and the number of ceilings / targets".
Shadow Minister of the Interior, Diane Abbott, said that no final decision had been made, but stressed the opposition's opposition to hostile environmental policy regarding immigration initiated by Theresa May.
"We have radical suggestions because we will close Yarl's Wood and Brook House [detention centres] and we will review the entire estate. I've said that many times before, "she said." We also want to put an end to the hostile environment – and we want to repeal the immigration law of 2014, which was part of it. "
She added that Labor was determined to fight the negative culture of the Interior Ministry. "I'm sure it's not just about law, it's all about the way you do things."
Corbyn stressed the benefits of migration last week when he was pressured to see if the Brexit deal Labor promises would include free movement and said he "enriches the lives of us all".
Some Labor candidates facing a challenge from the Conservatives and / or the Brexit Party are worried that December 12 will harm their overall migration. It was jokingly described as "self-immolation" the prospect of fully adopting conference policy.
But Alena Ivanova, an organizer of the Labor Campaign for Free Movement, said she would win an election. "The party conference has given an absolutely huge mandate for the most radical known politics in party history and we are committed to being fully integrated into the manifesto," she said. "It just is not the case that this is an unpopular policy and the Tories are making a mistake when they use it to attack us, and the vast majority of voters we have to win already agree that immigration is a good one On the other hand, the justification that migrants are responsible for the austerity-induced problems undermines our core narrative and weakens our campaign. "
Another campaign spokeswoman, Sabrina Huck, said Labor should be "the party of all workers, no matter where they were born".
The Labor Manifesto, like the 2017 document, is drafted by Corbyn's political boss, Andrew Fisher. However, it must be signed on Saturday in a meeting known as Clause V involving high-level party decision-makers, including the unions.
A Labor candidate who defended a remaining seat and agreed to the vested benefits campaign said he expected the party's policy to be "as radical as Unite and the GMB will allow it."
Migration is not the only issue in the run-up to the Saturday meeting, where grassroots activists are keen to see Labor meet its 2030 target of zero carbon emissions.
Shadow business secretary, Rebecca Long-Bailey, said the party would go for zero emissions by "2030s," but environmental activists believe a given date would be a more effective policy.
Corbyn was also challenged for the policy of incorporating private schools into the state system, which was adopted after a campaign called #AbolishEton. When asked if he would actually abolish Eton, the Labor leader pointed to the party's plans to tax private schools more heavily by abolishing their charitable status.