Watch video: "Young refugees: who's looking out for them?"


Catherine West MP said: "Last December, I invited Lord Alf Dubs to Hornsey & Wood Green to talk about his “Dubs amendment” to the Immigration Act 2016, under which the government agreed to take in around 3,000 young refugees. You can now view a short video of that meeting ‘Young Refugees: who’s looking out for them?’, which also includes excerpts from other speakers. 

I strongly supported the Dubs amendment in Parliament – and I’m appalled that last week the Home Secretary sneaked out the disgraceful news that it plans to abandon the scheme with just a fraction of that number admitted. I will continue doing everything I can in Parliament to urge the Government to reconsider this immoral change in policy.

Lastly, a message from one group who are taking some practical steps to help a Syrian refugee family: do you rent out property in Haringey, or do you know anyone who does? If so, please consider renting to a Syrian refugee family. Muswell Hill Methodist Church is working to bring a Syrian refugee family to the UK under the government’s new Community Sponsorship scheme, and are urgently looking for a suitable home in the borough to rent. The lease would be at the Local Housing Allowance rate (£1,365 a month for a 2-bedroom property) but would be guaranteed for two years. This is a wonderful way to rescue at least one family from the misery of Syria’s war, while still making financial sense. If you might be interested, please contact Paul Eedle to find out more.”

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