Save Lone Child Refugees In Europe
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Calais Action urges MPs to pass the revised Dubs Amendment which was voted through the Lords on the 26th April by a majority of 107 votes, in order to save the lone child refugees in Europe.
The Secretary of State must as soon as possible after the passing of this Act, make arrangements to relocate to the United Kingdom and support a specified number of unaccompanied refugee children from other countries in Europe.
On Monday the Dubs Amendment was narrowly voted down in the Commons. The new amendment is as follows:
“Unaccompanied refugee children: relocation and support.
(1) The Secretary of State must, as soon as possible after the passing of this Act, make arrangements to relocate to the United Kingdom and support a specified number of unaccompanied refugee children from other countries in Europe.
(2) The number of children to be resettled under subsection (1) shall be determined by the Government in consultation with local authorities.
(3) The relocation of children under subsection (1) shall be in addition to the resettlement of children under the Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme.”
PLEASE sign and pressure your local council to accept refugee children from Europe.
You can also email MPs personally to urge their support here: http://www.parliament.uk/get-involved/contact-your-mp/
Please see our open letter of support, signed by a number of refugee and humanitarian focused groups and charities: http://bit.ly/Dubsletterofsupport
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