National Day of Action: Protest
October 20, 2021 5:15 pm| Free
Join the National Day of Action this Wednesday to oppose the Nationality & Borders bill on the day it is due to receive its third reading in parliament. Oxford protest: 5:15pm Carfax
Oxford Stand Up To Racism is supporting the national day of action against the government’s racist Nationality and Borders bill as it enters its third reading in Parliament.
If passed into law, the Nationality and Borders Bill will deny many refugees the chance to seek sanctuary in the UK, criminalise many of those who try, isolate refugees in harmful out-of-town institutions, and undermine 70 years of international co-operation under the UN refugee convention. Combined with the government’s refusal to set a clear target on how many refugees the UK will resettle, it would drastically cut the overall number we give safety to.
It is a cruel and inhumane law which will worsen problems such as the large, growing backlog of people awaiting a decision on being accepted as a refugee, and the poverty and insecurity they suffer in the meantime.
Being forced to seek refuge is not a crime.
We say loud and clear, refugees and migrants are welcome here!