Take action to oppose the Nationality and Borders Bill
In July this year, the Government published the Nationality and Borders Bill. Dystopian in its scope, it represents the biggest shift in UK asylum policy that we have witnessed in the lifetime of Boaz. Not only does the Bill seek to undermine the very principle of asylum, but it will pave the way for inhumane practices such as sending people to offshore processing centres and furthering the use of out-of-town asylum accommodation. People who arrive in the UK through any means other than official UK Government resettlement routes will be criminalised and punished. Nowhere in the Bill is there any detail on refugee resettlement. You can understand more about the details of the Nationality and Borders Bill in this Refugee Council piece.
We are gravely concerned by this Bill, and in the weeks and months ahead we will be doing all we can to oppose it. Please write to your MP (you can use this template letter to help you) and ask them to vote against the Nationality and Borders Bill and speak out against these proposed changes to the asylum system.
The Bill will make its way through the House of Commons and the House of Lords in the coming months (you can check the stage that the Bill is at here). We will be working to oppose it as it makes its passage through Parliament and will keep you updated with ways you can campaign with us at key moments.
We believe in the right to asylum, and we are campaigning for an asylum system that is compassionate and fair and that recognises the dignity and value of every human life. Please join us.