London Assembly says no to offshoring people seeking refuge

On 9th June, the London Assembly passed a motion proposed by Zack Polanski, condemning the Government’s Rwanda plan for refugees. 

Zack said, 

The treatment of people fleeing war, famine and persecution in Rwanda is only adding to the UK’s appalling record when it comes to refugees. 

“We should be extending hospitality – not hostility to people who are escaping oppressive and life-threatening regimes they are currently facing. 

“This motion calls on the Mayor and Chair of the Assembly to condemn the Government’s harmful Nationality and Borders Bill on behalf of Londoners to protect asylum seekers from Rwanda. The Government’s own reports make clear that LGBITQA+ refugees cannot be guaranteed safety in Rwanda.

“We should be embracing – not expelling – people who have given up everything yet have so much to give.” 

You can see Zack’s speech to the London Assembly here

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