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Thread 👉 1) Very Rev Dr Susan Brown, convener of the Church of Scotland’s Faith Impact Forum, has released a statement following the tragic loss of life yesterday in the Channel. #channelcrossings
The appalling news about the catastrophic loss of life in the English Channel yesterday must be a warning call to all of us. The current approach has failed in every respect, on humanity, on morality and in achieving the stated objective of reducing irregular migrant journeys.
Urgent action is now needed to prevent the Channel from become a killing ground. Authorities must prioritise the preservation of human life and respect for human dignity.
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As Patel's still claiming 70% of those crossing channel are young men who aren't refugees, it's worth revisiting something I wrote for @washingtonpost on why young men tend to be the ones who have to make the longer journeys. Spoiler, they're #refugees. 1/…
Patel is completely unable to back up her assertion that 70% of those making #channelcrossings aren't refugees, whether they are young men or not. 91% of those crossing come from 10 major refugee producing countries. 2/…
98% of people who cross channel seek asylum, with majority of claims found to be legitimate, either on first instance or appeal. Channel crossings have increased, but only as other routes, including government resettlement ones, have been closed. 3/…
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LONG THREAD: There have been quite a few things flying around recently about asylum seekers, the Borders Bill, rescues at sea, channel crossings and just general related bits and bobs which it might help clearing up some misconceptions about. 1/
First off #channelcrossings. Yes they are up in numbers, but, and this is really quite important, they are down at the moment in overall terms. This makes it quite hard to seriously argue, as some have, that the asylum system is "overwhelmed". 2/…
As I said though, they are up, but if you look at the timeline of the increase it really isn't that surprising. With other routes closed, including effectively resettlement routes, asylum seekers are left with little other choice than to use them. 3/…
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