Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum is campaigning against the government proposals for a New Plan for Immigration.
The New Plan for Immigration Policy Paper sets out the government’s intentions to build a new asylum and illegal migration system. The paper is currently under consultation and people have until 11.45pm on Thursday 6 May 2021 to share their views.
The government states that its new plan has the following objectives:
- Firstly, to increase the fairness and efficacy of our system so that we can better protect and support those in genuine need of asylum
- Secondly, to deter illegal entry into the UK, thereby breaking the business model of criminal trafficking networks and protecting the lives of those they endanger; and
- Thirdly, to remove more easily from the UK those with no right to be here.
In response to the paper, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum (NNRF) has issued a detailed statement.
NNRF identifies that "the plan has one aim, to criminalise people fleeing persecution and seeking safety and prevent them from coming to the UK." NNRF urges the government "to reconsider this inhumane plan and to show compassion to people who have fled persecution and need help, and create a range of safe routes to come to the UK."
You can take part in the consultation here. Please note, this consultation will close on 6 May 2021.
This PDF version of the online questionnaire allows you to download the questions as whole to help you formulate your responses.
NNRF is also encouraging people to write to their local MP, to raise any concerns they may have about the New Plan.