UK immigration statistics: charities call for change to restrictive rules on refugee family reunion

Commenting on the Home Office quarterly immigration statistics today, Amnesty International UK, British Red Cross, Oxfam and the Refugee Council said in a statement:

“That 1,950 refugees living in the UK have been able to be reunited with the family members they desperately miss and need is great news. First-hand experience tells us that reuniting refugee families gives them the best chance of living settled and fulfilling lives.

“But the fact remains that many refugees are not able to pass the current restrictive rules and complicated process which is difficult to navigate without legal support. Child refugees have no right to reunite with their loved ones. Neither do siblings. Others will struggle to gather the necessary paperwork or will not be able to afford legal help.

“The Home Secretary should change these restrictive rules so that more families can be reunited in safety.”

Links

https://www.amnesty.org/en/

https://www.redcross.org.uk/

https://www.oxfam.org.uk

https://www.refugeecouncil.org.uk/

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