Welcome to the Leeds Dignity for Asylum Seekers campaign

Inspired by our friends in Bristol, we are a group of asylum seekers, refugees & supporters who are calling for change.

We are fed up of being used as scapegoats by the government & media.

We challenge the myths told about us;

We are human like you; we just want to live in dignity!

We were forced to run from our countries, our lives at risk, we left everything, our homes and our families. We came to this country to find a place for peace and safety. But here we have many problems – with bad accommodation and food, we are not allowed to work, we can’t access benefits, education and even some health services. We live in constant fear that we might be detained and deported. How can a human survive like this?

Many of us are highly skilled & highly educated individuals and we want to work & contribute. We are teachers, electricians, artists, business men, doctors, farmers, students, parents, and friends.

Instead we are treated as criminals, but we have done no crime, we can’t get solicitors, our cases are refused, we have to sign at the police station, we live under threat of detention and deportation. These things make us depressed, stressed, and ill.

Talking with our friends and supporters, we know that people want to help to change this unjust system. We have demonstrated when our friends are detained, we have campaigned against cuts to legal advice, we have appealed for our rights, but we feel that things are getting worse and we are stuck.

Enough is Enough! We ask you to join us, to say that these Home Office policies are not happening in your name.”



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