People power – if citizens work together they can change government’s plans. Examples include the resettlement programme and the acceptance of some unaccompanied refugee children.

Please find details of petitions below – please take a moment to sign them – your support can make a difference.

Let Refugees Learn

Refugees who have found safety in the UK want to rebuild their lives and be part of their new communities. Sadly, they have a huge obstacle to restarting their lives, because there aren’t enough English classes.

Sign the Let Refugees Learn petition, and ensure that refugees get timely access to English classes and the support they need to attend them.

Keep Refugee Families Together

Children are the only refugees in our immigration system denied the right to bring their immediate families to the UK. As a result, there are hundreds of children across the country who find themselves separated from their family, with no hope of being reunited safely. Neither their parents nor their siblings are permitted to join them – putting at risk their safety and wellbeing in the UK.

Being reunited with close family is often critical to a refugee’s chances of integration and recovery. This separation can be very damaging to their welfare and development. Please sign the Amnesty International UK petition.

Support family reunion for refugees

The UK’s current refugee family reunion rules are very restrictive. They exclude the complex relationships that affect families torn apart by war – for example, people caring for orphaned younger siblings, or unaccompanied children who have been separated from their parents. Please sign Refugee Action’s petition calling on the government to expand refugee family reunion so that families can be reunited.  Find out more here.

Please use the links to sign petitions current December 2018
A   Detention
b End indefinite detention Liberty here
c  Detention Action here
c women for refugee women here
d Amnesty International here
e Freedom from torture here
B  destitution   The Government has a duty to ensure that people seeking protection in the UK do not fall into hardship whilst their claims are being processed. This is especially important as most people claiming sanctuary are not allowed to work.Nobody seeking Uk protection should be left homeless or unable to support themselves and their family. Join the campaign to call on the Government to deliver dignity, not destitution, for asylum seekers.   Briefing here
take action here
C  let refugees learn  Learning English is so important to help with integration. here
D Improve our immigration policy here
E   Some up-to- date facts here

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