The SVP has welcomed the Jesuit Refugee Service’s report Being Human in the Asylum System.
The report sets out the principles for a fairer system for migrants and criticises the Government’s recent proposals for reform. The SVP welcomes their vision for a migration system based on research with refugees and asylum seekers who have spent years in the current asylum system, and which takes its founding principles from Catholic Social Teaching.
The Being Human in the Asylum System report comes at a pivotal time as the government launches its new plan for immigration, to which the SVP will be responding in the coming weeks.
The SVP encourages discussion of the Government’s proposals for immigration and hopes that our treatment of migrants should be based on love and the common bond of humanity, and not rooted in fear or inaccurate perceptions.
People seeking the right to remain in the UK are part of our communities, they are our neighbours, work colleagues, members of our congregation and care givers. We gain so much from them, and they deserve our support, especially during the global Covid-19 pandemic which has hit communities across the world, uniting us in the fight against a common foe.
As Vincentians, it is our mission to help anyone in need, regardless of background. We stand united with them in a bond of love and compassion.