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Refugee Action responds to the Home Office’s use of tents to house people seeking asylum

By July 28, 2023Press release

Tim Naor Hilton, Chief Executive of Refugee Action, said: 

“It’s staggering the Home Secretary plans to use what a Government source compared to a concentration camp to house people seeking asylum – in the same week courts ruled she broke the law three times with her inhumane treatment of refugees. 

“The winners from this cruel plan will be the Home Office’s asylum housing contractors, who trouser tens of millions of pounds in taxpayer-subsidised profits as standards continue to plummet. 

“This is yet another way the Government has developed to demonise people seeking asylum, which is rooted in its deeply racist approach to refugee protection. 

“It really shouldn’t be too much to ask that people who have fled violence, torture and persecution have their claims assessed quickly and justly and are housed in safe homes in our communities.” 

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