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Fight the Government’s Anti-Refugee Bill

The Government is proposing new rules for asylum seekers in the UK. Stand up against the most callous changes before the Bill becomes law in 2022.

UPDATE April 28th 2022

Last night the Government’s inhumane Nationality and Borders Bill became an act of law. We are bitterly concerned about this cruel legislation that will undoubtedly cause harm.

We know the British public want an asylum system that is fair, orderly and humane – this is evident from the outpouring of welcome shown to people fleeing Ukraine and Afghanistan. The Government is out of step with the people, and through this harmful Act is demonstrates its prioritisation of control over compassion and competence.

However, the fight is far from over. We won’t give up.

Please read and share our blog to help raise awareness of the extend of the cruelty of this Act.

We know a different future is possible. A future where refugees are protected not punished. 



If passed into law, the UK Nationality and Borders Bill will have a devastating impact on the lives of men, women and children who desperately need protection.

The Bill will discriminate against thousands of refugees, denying them vital help and support. The Government seeks to criminalise people seeking asylum, putting them at risk of imprisonment. The New Plan for Immigration will mean people in need of kindness and compassion, will instead be sent to offshore processing centres at great risk to their wellbeing.

Everybody deserves safety and dignity, especially those fleeing war, torture and persecution. You can help us stand up to the Government and call out these inhumane plans.

How you can help campaign against this Anti-Refugee Bill

1. Join us and stand up for refugee rights in the UK

Sign up to our emails and get:

  • News and information on the Government’s plans.
  • Campaigns for you to take action.
  • Stories from refugees and people seeking asylum.

And much more.

Join us and help to build a more compassionate UK.

2. Follow us on social media

Follow us on social media for the latest updates on the Nationality and Borders Bill and refugee rights in the UK. Share our content to dispel common myths and help us spread the message that refugees are welcome here.




3. Take action with Together with Refugees

We are proud founding members of Together With Refugees, a coalition of people and organisations who believe in showing compassion to people fleeing war, persecution or violence. Visit the Together with Refugees website for more information on how you can get involved.

4. Stay up to date on the latest news about the Nationality and Borders Bill


Latest news on the Nationality and Borders Bill

UPDATE April 28th 2022 Last night the Government’s inhumane Nationality and Borders Bill became an act of law. We are bitterly concerned about this…

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