[sheffield-noborders] Re: s.4 evictions stopped
fab at in-no.org
Fri Dec 2 22:26:16 GMT 2005
is this for all UK or just for Leeds?
Am 01.12.2005 um 16:58 schrieb Becky:
> Rethink halts eviction of failed asylum seekers
> By Anne Alexander
> Political Editor
> Evictions of failed asylum seekers who were on emergency benefits in
> Leeds have been halted – after people were driven underground by an
> unworkable "paper policy" which left them hungry, homeless and
> Home Office minister Tony McNulty ordered a rethink after it emerged
> that large numbers of people waiting to be sent back, were
> disappearing into the "underworld" after receiving confusing letters
> telling them they had to go back to their home country.
> Fears were raised that the failed asylum seekers were being driven
> into criminal activities because they were left destitute after having
> their subsistence cut off.
> Hundreds of letters were sent out to people on section four in the
> Leeds area during a period of around four weeks informing them they
> needed to make arrangements to voluntarily return home. It said that
> if they did not respond to the letter, their subsistence would be cut
> Many either misunderstood the letters, or failed to respond due to
> fear and either disappeared or had their benefits stopped and were
> evicted – leading to problems in the area.
> John Battle MP (Leeds West), who met Mr McNulty, said: "We really have
> to think seriously about what options people have got if they are
> tipped out into the streets with no money and no home and no
> 01 December 2005
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