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Repeal the UK Government's Anti-Asylum Policy

The Government’s so-called ‘Illegal Migration Policy’ is immeasurably cruel. It is also legally, morally and practically unworkable.

Show your solidarity with refugees, asylum seekers and those who are being silenced for speaking up on their behalf.

The petition

The Government claims this policy will stop small boat channel crossings but it does nothing to address what is really driving desperate people to make these dangerous journeys. People are forced to cross the Channel because the Government has deliberately closed safe routes for people to claim asylum and refuge in the UK, a right under international law.

In fact, the policy aims to deny people this right by giving the Home Secretary a legal imperative to detain people arriving in the UK en masse and deport them without hearing their case to claim asylum. Many legal experts believe that this is a breach of international law.

This law makes the UK a pariah on the international stage, with the UN already condemning its introduction. It could embolden authoritarian regimes and weaken the UK’s ability to defend international law. It has also been estimated that the plan will cost the British taxpayer £25 billion over the next 5 years.

Add your name to this petition calling on the Government to live up to their obligations under international law, to reestablish safe routes for refugees and asylum seekers, and to treat people fleeing war, famine and persecution with dignity and compassion. 

We call on whoever is in government, today or tomorrow, to repeal this cruel legislation.

 

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