October
08
2020
Author
Dave Smith
Faith Leaders and NGOs urge Government not to evict Asylum Seekers

When the Coronavirus pandemic broke out in the UK, the government was widely praised for finding accommodation for those who were street homeless, including those with no recourse to public funds. At the same time planned evictions of refused asylum seekers were halted in order to keep them safe.

Last week the Home Office sent letters to those who were due to be evicted, saying that the evictions would recommence this week. Leaders of ten faith groups, along with over 100 refugee support organisations, wrote to the Home Secretary Priti Patel and Prime Minister Boris Johnson to register their dismay at the decision and urge a re-think. 

The Guardian picked up on the story and published an article today. You can find it here - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/oct/07/home-office-urged-to-halt-evictions-of-refused-asylum-seekers