Petition for Sheffield action on migrant and asylum seeker rights
Local authorities around the UK are taking a stand against the government’s terrible policies on asylum and migration. To fight for change, many have now appointed Councillors to act as Migrant Champions. Sheffield City Council has not done so.
A petition is calling for Sheffield City Council to take action on Migrant and Asylum Seeker Rights, by signing the national ‘Fight the Anti Refugee Laws’ pledge.
This demands withdrawal from the UK-Rwanda agreement, repeal of the Nationality and Borders Act, and work with Local Authorities and communities to build a refugee protection system that treats people with dignity and compassion – to mitigate effects of the current ‘hostile environment’ for refugees.
And it calls on Sheffield City Council to hold a full debate on migrant and asylum seeker rights.
Please read more and sign the petition.
- City of Sanctuary Sheffield is working to build a city that is safe and welcoming for all people seeking sanctuary – find out more here
- Some simple facts about the current asylum statistics
- 6 powerful truths about the UKs asylum system
- An excellent analysis of the latest immigration statistics, and the asylum backlog