JPIT speaks out about the Nationality and Borders Laws

In April 2022 the Nationality and Borders Bill passed in Parliament, turning the anti-refugee
Bill into the anti-refugee laws. The Government chose to punish refugees rather than protect
them. It’s a tragedy that must be put right.  When the anti-refugee laws are repealed it
won’t be a second to soon, but it will be too late for many of the lives ruined by this legislation.
Our pledge below lays out what this campaign and its supporters are committed to: a
compassionate approach that welcomes and supports refugees.
We believe that people seeking protection from war and persecution should be
welcomed and that everyone’s claim for asylum should be treated equally and fairly.
We believe that the UK should offer sanctuary to those who need it. That’s why
we’re taking a stand against the anti-refugee laws.
We pledge to:
 Defend the right to seek safety from war and persecution in the UK
 Speak out against attempts to criminalise and punish those who
make their own way to safety
 Challenge the anti-refugee laws which will risk the lives and well-being of people
 Work towards a refugee protection system that treats all people with dignity and compassion.

Joint Public Issues Team
(partnership of Baptists,
Methodists, & URC)