At Boaz, our primary focus has always been to provide safe and secure accommodation for destitute asylum seekers and refugees. However, we cannot ignore the systemic failures that lead to individuals becoming destitute. Furthermore, we cannot ignore the growing hostility towards people seeking sanctuary, notable in the Government's New Plan for Immigration.
Seeking sanctuary is a right, not a crime. We believe that every individual deserves to have their asylum claim considered within a system that is fair and humane. Without sustained advocacy efforts and lobbying to influence political will, the UK will remain a place of hostility for the people who live in its shadows.
Opposing the Government's New Plan for Immigration
We are intensifying our advocacy work in the coming weeks and months to oppose the Government's New Plan for Immigration. Join us in taking action and speaking truth to power.
If you want to learn more about why we are so concerned by the recent government announcement, read our piece A moral failure: understanding the Government's new plan for immigration.
Write to your MP
Write to your MP to voice your concerns about the Government's New Plan for Immigration. You can use this template letter if you would like guidance on what to write, but try to personalise your letter, sharing your own thoughts and experiences. You can contact your MP directly from the They Work For You website. Please let us know if you write to your MP, and if you receive a response from them. You can do this by emailing us on [email protected].
Engage with the Government consultation
The Government has announced a six-week consultation on these proposals through an online platform. You as an individual, or as an organisation, can submit your input until the 6th May. Please let us know if you contribute to the consultation. You can do this by emailing us on [email protected].