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'These Walls Must Fall' Motion

We the undersigned ask Bristol City Council to pass the 'These Wall Must Fall' Motion. This symbolic gesture will mean Bristol joins a growing number of UK city councils who are passing condemnations of our country's shameful immigration detention system. We hope it will help to create a more welcoming and open environment for refugees and asylum seekers in Bristol - something that our modern, multi-cultural city can be proud of!

"Over 30,000 people are locked up in prison-like conditions every year, with no time limit on how long they can be held. This is not for having committed a crime. It is purely because they do not (yet) have the correct immigration papers.
The majority of people detained are eventually released, but many never really recover from the trauma. It’s a terrible waste of money (£125 million a year), and a waste of lives.
Immigration detention is a wholly unnecessary, unjustifiable practice, one of the most harmful aspects of the UK’s “hostile environment” for migrants and a shameful civil rights abuse that cannot be ignored."
Quoted from the 'These Walls Must Fall' Campaign Website (http://detention.org.uk/)

Started by: Lydia Elphick

This ePetition runs from 22/10/2018 to 10/12/2018.

42 people have signed this ePetition.