As the ‘anti-refugee Bill’ returns to the Commons, the SNP attempts to defeat it.
When the Nationality and Borders Bill returns to the House of Commons today, the SNP intends to stop it.
The Bill, which aims to “address illegal migration, asylum, and border control in the United Kingdom,” will be debated in the Commons today for the second time. The SNP, on the other hand, claims that the Bill will deprive many refugees of their right to a family reunion, support, and a permanent home.
The SNP has now proposed an amendment to the Bill, claiming that if it passes, it will violate a 60-year-old UN convention on refugee status.
“The Tory government’s Nationality and Borders Bill is nothing more than a nasty anti-refugee Bill that breaks the UK’s international commitments – it must be opposed in the strongest possible terms,” said Stuart McDonald, the SNP’s home affairs spokesperson.
“If this Bill passes, an Uighur fleeing torture, a Syrian fleeing war atrocities, or a Christian convert fearing death threats who comes to the UK seeking shelter but does not have a visa might be guilty of an offence punishable by up to four years in jail.
“Despite the fact that MPs and charities have expressed severe concerns about the Bill, the Conservatives have ignored them and are pushing it through regardless.
“I have presented an amendment to halt the Measure’s progress, and my SNP colleagues and I will keep working to prevent this bill from becoming law.”
One of the key goals of the bill is to improve the system’s fairness in order to better protect and help persons seeking refuge.
Another is to prevent unlawful immigration into the UK, so disrupting people-smuggling networks’ business models, and to deport those who do not have legal status in the nation.
Priti Patel, the Home Secretary, will defend the contentious Bill and is expected to highlight new measures to assist the needy.
Ms Patel praised the government’s measures as a “strong but fair” solution to the country’s “broken asylum system.”
The Home Secretary is expected to say in the Commons, “The British people have always been generous to migrants.”
“This is a source of enormous national pride that will never fade away.
“Since 2015, more than 25,000 refugees from crisis zones have been resettled in the United Kingdom, more than any other European country.
“In addition, we have permitted over 29,000 near relatives of.”Brinkwire Summary News”.