If you really want to change things, try this

If you really want to change things, try this

Today there have been more protests against refugees by the far right – and more, larger,  counter demonstrations by caring people who want to show refugees they are welcome here. At the protests we have heard from people who are angry about refugees being housed in hotels, but the message to them is clear.

If you don’t think refugees should be in hotels tell the government to process their claims. If you love your country, treat those less fortunate with dignity and respect. It’s not hard.

Refugees don’t want to be in hotels. They want to work and contribute to our society. If their claims were processed they could do this and wouldn’t cost us a penny. They would be paying taxes instead.

These decisions are not up to refugees; they don’t have a choice. To make a difference lobby our politicians. Write to them; go to see your MP. We do have the power to help refugees and look after the homeless too. Don’t be told otherwise. This is the government’s job.

Do not intimidate victims of war, torture and human rights abuses. This is cowardice pure and simple. And it won’t change a thing.

Don’t let fear and hate divide us. If you love your country treat all vulnerable people with dignity and respect.

About Care4Calais

Care4Calais was founded by a group of volunteers with the sole aim of supporting the people of the Calais refugee camps, providing fresh meals, warm clothing, heating and important legal and medical support.

We are not politicians – we are people like you who simply believe that every human has the right to be treated in a fair and dignified way.

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