Open letters: Migrants’ rights organisations call for Government and Labour to abandon support for cruel asylum accommodation

The Migrants’ Rights Network has coordinated two open letters to the Home Secretary and Immigration Minister, and Shadow Home Secretary and Shadow Immigration Minister regarding asylum accommodation.

Migrants’ rights and social justice organisations across the UK have called for the Government to abandon its plans to accommodate migrants including refugees in unsuitable and dangerous asylum accommodation, such as the Bibby Stockholm barge. Organisations and charities have also called for Labour to reverse its commitment to stop the use of these types of asylum accommodation should they come into government.

Signatories are also concerned about reports that asylum seekers have been threatened with having Government support withdrawn if they do not board the Bibby Stockholm barge. We ask that this tactic cease immediately.

Everyone deserves to be part of a community: the Government must support people seeking sanctuary and enable them to set down roots in their new communities. 

You can read and sign the open letters:

Open letter to the Government

Open letter to the Shadow Cabinet

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