Even closer to changing law and keeping refugee families together - Refugee Council
October 27, 2017

Even closer to changing law and keeping refugee families together

We were delighted when Angus MacNeil, an SNP MP for the Western Isles, decided to introduce a Private Member’s Bill about refugee family reunion back in July of this year.

This represents a critical opportunity to address a critical issue for the refugees we support. It means that the existing rules surrounding refugee family reunion, which prevent refugee families from being together, will be debated by decision makers in Parliament.

This crucial debate is going to place on Friday 16 March 2018. If successful, we’ll be one step closer to changing the rules so that more refugee families can be together in safety when they need each other most.

This is real progress for us and everyone else who have been campaigning for change—but it is not over yet!

Now we need your help to ensure that your MP attends parliament for the debate on Friday 16 March and supports this Bill. March 2018 may seem a long way off but MPs’ time can get booked up fast. If your MP doesn’t turn up, they will miss this vital chance to support refugees in the UK reunite with their families when they need them most.

Please email your MP and ask them to save this date in their diary—it takes less than five minutes and could make a real difference to the lives and futures of refugee families.