asylum issues

Letter back today from John Robertson, MP for NW Glasgow, concerning Rima. No promises made (of course), but he is on board and fully aware of the situation, and awaiting updates on the case. See news of Rima’s case here

Meanwhile other families struggle – one family in Glasgow jumping to their deaths from the 15th floor of the Red Road flats after being told their application to remain had been refused, it seems.  The full story is not yet known, but such desperation is heartbreaking!

The manner in which people are assessed, informed and held in this country needs to change, before more desperate and vulnerable people make the choice between death or return to what they have fled. We need to remember that not all asylum seekers are simply here on an “economic ticket” as some would have us believe – but that their reasons for coming to our shores are varied, desperate and nearly always enveloped in vulnerability and fear.

see also Fr kenny and Gadgetvicar for more info.

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