Suggested wording on refugees from Afghanistan, August 2021

You may wish to use just the first sentence, or the whole text, and to adapt suitably depending on whether you put the motion in the Labour Party or in in a union.


We call on the leaders of the labour movement to campaign for an open door for refugees from Afghanistan.

We will mobilise to support protests for better rights for those refugees.

We condemn the government’s handling of the Afghanistan refugee crisis.

We call for:

  1. Immediate asylum for Afghans already waiting for status in the UK.
  2. Release Afghan refugees from detention. Close the detention centres.
  3. Scrap the Nationality and Borders Bill that criminalises and denies full refugee status to those who make their own journeys to seek asylum in the UK.
  4. Full support for international efforts to evacuate and resettle Afghan nationals.

See also https://www.jcwi.org.uk/stand-with-afghan-refugees

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