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Catholic Union statement on government's decision to reject child refugees
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The Catholic Union has issued the following response to the UK government's decision not to implement the Dub Amendment and take in 3,000 child refugees:

'The Catholic Union regards the government's change in policy on child refugees with dismay. The argument that the policy should be dropped because it is a 'draw' for refugees is profoundly disheartening. If that argument were to be taken to its logical conclusion we would never assist anyone in trouble. If you offer help, it is unsurprising that those who need it will accept your offer. It is also the argument most often used to justify unjust refugee policies.

The Catholic Union notes that most expert opinion on the issue recognises that the current refugee crisis is manageable and could be solved if appropriate legal and institutional mechanisms were to be put in place to deal with it. We call on the government to take the lead and assist in a multilateral process finally to solve this issue which is a stain on the conscience of Europe.'

Read more about the Catholic Union here: http://catholicunion.org.uk/

See also: ICN 9 February 2017 - Campaigners urge Theresa May not to abandon lone child refugees + PETITION http://www.indcatholicnews.com/news.php?viewStory=31897

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Members Opinions:
February 16, 2017 at 1:47pm
Europe sat back whilst Assad was bombing his own people. A female British journalist gave her life to expose this horror. Now the whole of Europe are paying the consequences. There has been a lack of leadership.
Our church needs to show leadership regarding the 3000 child refugees because our MPs are lacking leadership, passion, kindness, initiative and wisdom.
We are living in terrible times.

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