The UK is home to less than 1% of the world’s refugees

There’s a lot of misleading information about Asylum Seekers, get the facts in this great DOCUMENT . There’s a big difference between an Economic Migrant, a Refugee & an Asylum Seeker.

An Economic Migrant is: Someone who has moved to another country to work.

A Refugee- A person who owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality and is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country; or who, not having a nationality and being outside the country of his former habitual residence as a result of such events, is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to return to it.

An Asylum Seeker is: A person who has left their country of origin and formally applied for asylum (protection) in another country but whose application has not yet been concluded.

There is also no such thing as an ‘illegal’ or ‘bogus’ asylum seeker. Asylum Seekers who have fled war, torture or persecution are looking for a place of safety. What do we have left if we have no compassion? Can we not learn from history!? We must educate ourselves. We can’t rely on the media to do it for us.

“First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.” MARTIN NIEMÖLLER

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