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The mythical ‘refugee crisis’

The Government claims that the UK has resettled more refugees that any other EU country. However, this figure only refers to a limited, specific UN resettlement scheme and only represents six
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Show compassion to ‘economic migrants,’ urges Catholic writer.

Writer Anne Booth has described  in the Catholic magazine, The Tablet, how her parents, both economic migrants, came over from Ireland in the 1950s to work in England. Her mother
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Braverman’s ‘invasion’ claim is dubious, experts say

Suella Braverman’s claim in her recent parliamentary statement that the south coast of England is being invaded by asylum seekers has caused consternation. Her choice of language has attracted widespread
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Government complicit with inhumane conditions at Manston, MP suggests

A Conservative MP has attacked the government for ‘a breach of humane conditions’ at Manston, a processing centre for asylum seekers.   In an interview on the BBC’s Today programme,
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Disquiet at Braverman’s return as home secretary

Six days after her resignation because of major security breaches and contravention of the ministerial code, Suella Braverman has been reappointed as home office minister by the new PM, Rishi
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Kindertransport statue commemorates arrival of Jewish child refugees in Harwich

“It saved my life,” explained Bob Kirk, 97, who arrived in Harwich from Germany aged 13 in May 1939. “It gave me the possibility of a new life and a
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Young refugees share their stories of seeking sanctuary in the UK

https://www.instagram.com/p/CfHQFStliGv/ Laura from Burundi and Anaelle.   https://www.instagram.com/p/CfJMO5ZF3tP/  Amir arrived in the UK from Afghanistan last year.   https://www.instagram.com/p/CfMIK7JFgLM/ Ahmed thanks all the people who have helped him since he
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Peace Haven- a project to provide homes for refugees in Dorset

Moved by the plight of Ukrainian and Afghan refugees, church members in Wimborne, Dorset, are fundraising to provide homes for refugees. The project is supported by St Michael’s and All
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Further Rwanda deportation flights planned

The Guardian reports that a second flight could take off within weeks, although the high court hearing to consider the Government’s plans will not start until July 19th. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/jul/03/uk-home-office-plans-second-flight-to-deport-asylum-seekers-to-rwanda  
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Protest the Rwanda scheme- suggested letter to MPs

Elizabeth Coleman, a member of QARN, the Quaker Asylum and Refugee Network, has drafted a well-argued letter criticising the scheme. People are welcome to adapt the letter, as they wish.
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Campaigners protest outside Truro Cathedral

Dozens of children’s shoes were left outside Truro Cathedral recently to protest against Cornish MPs’ failure to support family reunion. All six MPs have voted against the Dubs amendment to
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