Taking a stand with migrants to fight all forms of racism and discrimination in society is a high priority of MRCI. The impact of the cuts has disproportionately affected disadvantaged and migrant communities. This environment often pits groups against each other. These conditions can fuel racism and scapegoat migrants as being the problem. At the Communities Against Cuts March, Saturday 24th November 2012, Hilda Regaspi, Chair of MRCI, gave an impassioned speech asking people to stand together in solidarity both against austerity and in the fight against racism. Representation at key national events which affect both Irish and immigrant communities is vital.