The Quaker Council for European Affairs are concerned about the harm experienced by refugees travelling to and within Europe. We are calling for safe and legal ways for refugees to travel to Europe and for peacebuilding approaches to be used to end the violence that many refugees have escaped. We are opposed to ‘fortress Europe’ and military responses to migration.
Please scroll through this page to read about some of our work.
A letter to MEPs about Humanitarian Visas from eight Christian organisations, including QCEA (15 September 2015). Click here tread.
We CAN choose loving and effective responses (4 September). Click here to read more.
For more on the EU’s military response (15 August), Click here.
Quakers in Britain call for safe paths for refugees (5 September). Click here to read more.
To find out about specific recommendations for safe and legal paths to the EU (November 2014), click here.
Sample letter for you to adapt and send regarding the Immigration Bill which is before the House of Lords on 22 December 2015 (thanks to Still Human Still Here) – see here 2015 Dec Immigration-Bill-sample-letter-to-Members-of-the-House-of-Lords
Home Office response to the Consultation: see here – 2015 Nov Reforming Support for Failed Asylum Seekers and Other Illegal Migrants
3. Next steps Continue reading “Sample letter: Immigration Bill 2nd Reading 22 December 2015”
I expect you know about the Immigration Bill currently going through Parliament. If it becomes law, this Bill will make it a whole lot harder to welcome those seeking sanctuary, as Migrant Rights Network makes clear in this briefing.
The Bill goes before the House of Lords for its second reading on Tuesday 22nd December. Before then we need to throw as much weight as possible against it, so we are asking you to do two things:
Contact as many members of the House of Lords as you can (here’s how ), particularly those with an interest in immigration. Tell them why and how you think that the Bill should be amended or thrown out. Remember to be polite and to arm your selected Peer with arguments which you hope they will use effectively in the House: