The plights of people seeking asylum from Hong Kong gained attention by the UK Parliament
[The plights of people seeking asylum from Hong Kong gained attention by the UK Parliament]
On 27 June, Gareth Bacon MP sponsored a motion in the Parliament to demand the the Home Office to speed up the process of asylum claims. We thank him for caring for the people seeking asylum who face mental health distress due to long waiting time and conditions of accommodation.
We also thank Tim Farron MP for his precise and righteous assertion that refugees do not voluntarily become people seeking asylum and therefore, the only solution to tackle long waiting time is to speed up the vetting process; meanwhile, 90% refugees access to the UK indirectly
In the last few years, Home Office’s efficiency in handling asylum claims has been quite unsatisfactory. Those protestors from Hong Kong generally have to wait 2 to 3 years for approval, while many people seeking asylum from other countries may have to wait longer.
Thanks thousands of UK citizens for participating in the e-petition to the Parliament, as well as the co-sponsors the fellows who promoted it. We thank again the MPs who care about the situation and urge the Home Office the enhance the efficiency in handling asylum claim.
同時亦感謝 Tim Farron MP言正嚴詞地提到難民並非自願成為尋求庇護者，故要解決因長時間等候的精神健康問題，不二法門乃加快審批程序；並須理解到90%難民都未能直達英國。
蘇格蘭香港人、英國港僑協會、Tibet Solidarity、Re-Water、Birmingham Hongkongers、Manchester Stands With Hong Kong 、港援、UK Salford Hongkongers、細葉榕人道支援基金，及一眾前議員丘文俊、李賢浩、張嘉莉、許銳宇 、李俊威、 姚躍生