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To: All London Councils except Brent, Croydon, Enfield, Islington, Hackney, Haringey, Lambeth, Newham and Southwark

Do not let the Home Office deport rough sleepers in London

Do not share sensitive personal data of people who are experiencing homelessness in London with the Home Office.

Why is this important?

At the start of December, the UK government introduced cruel new rules - which mean that people born outside of the UK who experience homelessness could be deported. Many people who moved to the UK have worked and raised families here, but when they fall on hard times their immigration status means they have “no recourse to public funds” and are unable to access the support they need to keep a roof over their head.

During winter it is more difficult for people experiencing homelessness to safely remain outdoors, but these rules will mean that people born outside of the UK will be unable to access any support because they fear being deported for rough sleeping.

Brent, Croydon, Enfield, Islington, Hackney, Haringey, Lambeth, Newham and Southwark have all committed to not sharing sensitive personal data of rough sleepers with the Home Office to prevent these cruel deportations. Sign the petition now to make sure all London councils make the same promise.

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2021-01-09 09:42:55 +0000

5,000 signatures reached

2020-12-24 11:37:17 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2020-12-24 11:15:55 +0000

500 signatures reached

2020-12-24 11:04:19 +0000

100 signatures reached

2020-12-24 11:02:40 +0000

50 signatures reached

2020-12-24 11:01:57 +0000

25 signatures reached

2020-12-24 11:00:50 +0000

10 signatures reached