British Red Cross Event

Today in Parliament, I was honoured to host the British Red Cross for the launch of their new report ‘Can’t Stay, Can’t Go’ – which examines the plight of refused asylum seekers, trapped in a life of limbo after their application to remain in the UK has been refused – through no fault of their own.

The British Red Cross have adopted the motto: ‘refusing to ignore people in crisis’ and, by listening to the recommendations of this report, the UK Government have the opportunity to show compassion, protect some of the most vulnerable people in society and ensure that refused asylum seekers who cannot return home due to such issues as lack of
documentation are not forced into a lifetime of destitution.

You can read more about how this issue is affecting people here here: https://www.theguardian.com/…/asylum-seeker-stuck-15-year-l…


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