“If my family were bombed and had lost everything, I’d like to think that someone, somewhere in the world would help them, if I couldn’t”

-Sarah, mother and volunteer, Leeds

Far from fair

On 23 March 2021 home secretary, Priti Patel, announced an overhaul of the UK asylum system.

She has badged this announcement as ‘fair’, but the reality is anything but.

For the first time, whether people enter the UK legally or illegally will have an impact on how their asylum claim progresses; the Government’s proposed amendments suggest that only those who arrive via a ‘legal’ route should be helped.

But less than 1% of the world’s refugees are chosen for resettlement schemes, the main legal route to asylum. And the Government’s New Plan for Immigration says that refugees who’ve traveled illegally don’t deserve our help. Disagree?  Take action now!

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