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To: Andrew Jones MP [email protected]
Protect Asylum Seekers!
Dear Andrew Jones,
The Government's Nationality and Borders Bill cruelly criminalises refugees, denies the rights of all asylum seekers and makes it harder for families to be together.
It will create a two-tier system based on the journeys people make to get here, rather than their need for asylum. It's creating a "second-class" of refugee, where people, like those fleeing Afghanistan, are treated as though their lives matter less, even if they are fleeing the same horror.
I am asking you, as my local MP, to work with your colleagues and Ministers in Government, including the Home Secretary, to make amendments to the Bill which will ensure that every refugee is met with compassion and protection, regardless of the journey they take to the UK.
Why is this important?
In the UK, there has always been a strong tradition of welcoming refugees. Examples from our history are many, including the Hugenots and those fleeing the Nazis.
We need to continue this tradition, not let it end with this Bill.
The Nationality and Borders Bill, especially Part 2 Asylum 10, needs to be amended significantly.