North East UK news Councillors slam asylum seeker policies with some 'afraid to speak out' PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - Some asylum seekers told members they felt their voices weren't being heard

North East UK news Councillors slam asylum seeker policies with some 'afraid to speak out' PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - Some asylum seekers told members they felt their voices weren't being heard

North East UK news Councillors slam asylum seeker policies with some 'afraid to speak out' PremierLeague-News.Com
05 August 2022 - 19:30

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! The Government's asylum seeker policy has been slammed by city councillors during the presentation of a report on the issue in Newcastle. At Newcastle City Council's overview and scrutiny committee meeting on Tuesday, councillors were handed a report from the task and finish group on housing conditions for refugees and asylum seekers in the city. The report outlined how the issue has become more pressing due to "shifts and politics in asylum law" including the war in Ukraine and the coronavirus pandemic. Read more:Jack Woodley murder: Ten teenagers jailed for 124 years after brutal gang attack The wide-ranging report set out a number of recommendations that will be presented to the council's cabinet - and members took the opportunity to criticise existing policy on asylum seekers. Coun Doreen Huddart, who represents the Manor Park Ward, said: "We're dealing with a Government that said there was going to be no more migration with Brexit - but it is continuing. What do we do with this, and where do we go? "International legislation says what we can do with these people. It's a problem area. People are told they are coming to a land of milk and honey and they will come here and get a house and a job.

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. I've seen much better schemes than we offer in Holland and Belgium. It's one step forward and two steps back and it's going to get worse." Coun Nicu Ion added: "In my experience as a councillor in Elswick, there is a feeling of helplessness. They felt their voice wasn't heard. "There wasn't a place for them to express formally their feelings and their problems. In many situations they said they were afraid to speak out. "We need to work on this and build up this and give a voice to these people and give them confidence." Read next: Fears Ukrainian refugees in Newcastle could face 'significant' homelessness problem Mum's heartbreaking last phone call with Jack Woodley just minutes before he was brutally attacked and killed CCTV appeal after mobile phone stolen from Chinese takeaway in Newcastle 'My cheeky chappy, blue-eyed boy' - Mum's heartbreaking tribute to Jack Woodley as teens sentenced for his murder More than 1m illegal cigarettes were found in the North East last year - and trading standards want you to help them find more

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