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City of Sanctuary Response to the Immigration Plan

In March 2021 the UK Government announced new plans for changes to the asylum system.

Taken in their entirety the proposals represent an attack on the right to seek sanctuary in the UK and will do little to address the systemic, long-term failures of the system that cause such extreme hardship to people seeking sanctuary.

For further details, a brief summary and details on the six-week consultation period of these proposals (ending 6th May)

Together we will Stand Up for Sanctuary

If you are responding as a group or an individual and would like some guidance

Response to the Consultation on New Immigration Plan


York City of Sanctuary

What we do….

York City of Sanctuary works in several ways. As well as seeking to promote an environment of understanding and compassion within the city, we visit institutions and places of education to give talks and lead discussions. We also work with individual refugees or asylum seekers who for whatever reason find themselves in York and are unable to return to their countries of origin. As well as assisting refugees who come to York as part of government schemes, York City of Sanctuary co-ordinates visits to the city by refugees from the environs with the help of an active team of volunteers.

We also run a Facebook page with aims to share relevant local news, views and initiatives. Feel free to have a look and add your own relevant news: