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To: David Cameron, British government

Cameron must accept more asylum seekers

Cameron must accept more asylum seekers

David Cameron must follow Germany's lead in offering sanctuary to more asylum seekers than currently promised, from Syria, as well as from Iraq, and Afghanistan.

Why is this important?

Britain has paid a part in destabilizing all of these areas. We have a moral imperative to take in refugees from conflict in these regions, albeit at a cost to ourselves and at the Conservative Party's cost to their political popularity. Refusing sanctuary to these asylum seekers enables and legitimizes human trafficking. Britain's current stance of taking so few refugees is a shameful disgrace. Children continue to suffocate and drown while Britain complacently and self-centredly looks the other way.

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Reasons for signing

  • It is a humanitarian disaster, and by not accepting more asylum seekers we are showing a shameful lack of compassion. Elizabeth O.
  • David Cameron says that "the most important thing is to try to bring peace and stability to that part of the world." While that is true, it will not happen any time soon and in the meantime people are dying.
  • David Cameron needs to recognise that respect for human life must come before vote wining

Updates

2015-09-07 07:06:53 +0100

50 signatures reached

2015-09-03 03:58:38 +0100

25 signatures reached

2015-09-02 18:06:17 +0100

10 signatures reached