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With the news Priti Patel is looking to reduce prison sentence required before deportation, it seems appropriate to remind everyone that we are talking about people's lives. People you may know. Everyone deserves to be treated equally in the eyes of the law. Deportation goes against that.
Asylum seekers cannot be penalised for their manner of entry. Not to mention that it is illegal to intercept and return refugees without hearing their cases.
Following the reporting in the Telegraph of the French Navy failing to provide assistance to a refugee boat in distress in the English Channel, Dan Sohege shares his view about the way France and the UK treat asylum seekers like a nasty game of pass the parcel.
With protests taking place against asylum seekers, and being the eternal optimist that I am, let’s try and fully address this whole thing about “first safe country” and why it has no basis in either law or reality, along with a couple of other things.
On Wednesday, we were inexplicably tagged in a Telegraph article by Home Affairs editor Charles Hymas. We are going to set out the substantive points it raises.
If you, as many others – including the Home Office it seems, had only just a vague grasp of how different laws and treaties work in relation to asylum seekers and deportation from the UK, this very informative piece will definitely clarify things.
MPs should learn a basic level about the laws governing this country instead of tweeting their ignorance about refugees.5 min read
Let’s break Sarah Atherton’s letter on refugees and boat crossings down, and the spectacular lack of knowledge demonstrated by the MP for Wrexham in it, shall we?