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bristol | globalisation | announcement Saturday January 12, 2013 10:32 by Dignity for Asylum Seekers asylumisnotacrime at mail dot com
We are a group of destitute asylum seekers. We came to UK to find safety as our lives were in danger in our home country. Our asylum applications have been refused wrongly because the Home Office chooses not to believe us. They ask for more and more evidence. Our families put themselves in danger getting this and they still refuse us. They say many countries are safe, like Iraq and Afghanistan, but we know from our families and the news here that our lives would be at risk if we are sent back. We want to live in safety, free from danger. We are also not allowed to work. We do not receive any government support. These unjust laws leave us chained up with no shelter or food. This is destitution.
Everyone deserves a chance to live. Why should we have destitution in a City of Sanctuary?
We will stay on College Green from 7pm until 2pm, Tuesday 15th when many of us will go in to take part in the council debate.
Organised by Dignity for Asylum Seekers Supported by Bristol Refugee Rights, Bristol Defend Asylum Seekers, Bristol Hospitality Network