The Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants has published a blog explaining what is happening with the Borders Bill?
The blog covers an overview of the current process and plans for the Bill and its implications on asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants. Nothing that:
- The Bill is an attack on the fundamental principles of refugee protection
- The Home Secretary is giving herself new powers that she hasn’t even decided how to use – a threat to the checks and balances we rely on for our democracy to function
- The Bill will see more asylum seekers thrown in prison, held in detention centres, removed to other countries – and if they ever manage to get refugee status, they will have fewer rights
The blog also provides details of a protest on Join us on 21 February to tell Lords they must scrap this Bill, now.