Refugee Action Calls On Immigration Minister To Honour Britain’s ‘Proud History Of Supporting Refugees’

Refugee ActionImmigration Minister James Brokenshire was today questioned by MPs in the House of Commons following Wednesday’s damning judgment from the High Court.

The judgment, following legal action taken by charity Refugee Action, held that the Home Secretary had acted unlawfully by freezing the level of financial support available for asylum seekers.

Following an urgent question from Sarah Teather MP, the Immigration Minster was asked to explain how the Home Office would take forward the Judge’s findings.

In response to the Minister’s comments this morning, Dave Garratt, Chief Executive of Refugee Action, said:

“We are disappointed that the Home Office is considering appealing what is a very clear and thorough judgment from the High Court. Every day the Home Office spends prevaricating is another day this vulnerable group of people are forced to live below the poverty line, sometimes on as little as £5.23 a day. Continue reading “Refugee Action Calls On Immigration Minister To Honour Britain’s ‘Proud History Of Supporting Refugees’”