Families Together Day of Action 15th March

Update! We're organising a national day of action on Friday 15th March, calling on the Human Secretary to change the rules around refugee family reunion.

Download our new briefing and materials below. Please let shauna.mcgarry@amnesty.org.uk know if your group is taking part

Refugees in the UK often find themselves separated from their families following brutal experiences of conflict or persecution, but restrictive Home Office rules prevent many families from being together just when they need each other the most.

Last year groups around the country lobbied their MP to call on them to support the Refugees Family Reunion private members bill. Over 100 MPs supported the bill in Parliament, and now we need their support again.

We have two opportunities to change the rules on refugee family reunion; the Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill and The Refugee Family Reunion Bill, which remains in Parliament

We need as many people as possible to write to their MP and ask them to;

  • Contact the Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, to change the rules now
  • Support an amendment to the Immigration Bill on Refugee Family Reunion
  • Support the passage of the Refugees (Family Reunion) (No. 2) Private Members’ Bill

Download the MP briefing and template letters below. Please note there is a different template letter if your MP has previously shown support.

Downloads
Student Day of Action Briefing
Template MP Letter
Placard to print
Template MP Letter [SUPPORTIVE MP]
Families Together Lobbying Guide