Children and young people call for reunion rights and safe passage routes

Date: 8th July 2021
Category: Refugee and asylum seeking children

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The Scottish Youth Parliament has responded to UK Government’s consultation on the ‘New Plan for Immigration.’ The response is based on relevant SYP policy, findings from SYP’s 2021-26 manifesto research, and consultation with SYP’s External Affairs, UK & International Committee and Equality & Human Rights Committee.

Erik Rosljajev MYSP for Aberdeen Central has summed up the report stating, “Young people in Scotland are demanding fairer and humane changes to immigration, where the UK is upholding Human Rights, assists and protects the most vulnerable people that have found themselves in the worst possible situation where they were forced to flee their own countries due to conflicts, repression and persecution.”