Exclusive: Asylum seeker system in Yorkshire at risk of “catastrophic failure”, region’s leaders warn Sajid Javid

Town hall leaders in Yorkshire are considering pulling out of the scheme that homes more than 5,000 asylum seekers around the region after criticising the “mounting chaos” surrounding the project.

A letter signed by 14 council leaders to Home Secretary Sajid Javid, seen by The Yorkshire Post, says there is a risk of “catastrophic failure” for the system which provides accommodation for those seeking refugee status.

Read more at: https://www.thestar.co.uk/news/politics/exclusive-asylum-seeker-system-in-yorkshire-at-risk-of-catastrophic-failure-region-s-leaders-warn-sajid-javid-1-9307805

Home Office ignored concerns over ‘disproportionate concentrations of asylum seekers’, they say

Councils leaders have threatened to pull out of a scheme to house asylum seekers unless their concerns over the current system are addressed.

In letter to the home secretary, Sajid Javid, the heads of 14 local authorities across Yorkshire warned that the current system was at risk of “catastrophic failure”. They said their concerns over “cohesion or disproportionate concentrations of asylum seekers” in some places had been ignored by the Home Office.

As of March this year, there were 5,258 asylum seekers in Yorkshire and the Humber, the majority of which were living in the region’s biggest cities, Leeds, Sheffield, Bradford and Hull.

Read on… https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/aug/19/yorkshire-council-leaders-threaten-to-pull-out-of-asylum-seeker-housing-scheme

2 thoughts on “Exclusive: Asylum seeker system in Yorkshire at risk of “catastrophic failure”, region’s leaders warn Sajid Javid

  1. I believe that everyone has the right to live in a safe and peaceful environment but not to the detriment of the local population which has happened in the Rotherham area some areas especially EASTWOOD have become ghettos the system needs to be fairer and every local authority has to take a certain number of refugees unlike at the moment where the are allowed to opt out but hey here in ROTHERHAM our illustrious leader has already said he won’t change and will keep taking refugees in even though the council have advised him to opt out

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  2. The report says: “some of the ten Yorkshire authorities who are taking part say they are now giving “serious consideration” to pulling out.”
    But Cllr Read has told the press ” he cannot rescind the decision,” to clandestinely become part of the scheme and to keep it secret from the townspeople’s for eight years
    Which is it?
    The report also says that some wards have taken in more asylum seekers than the whole of the south-east. There’s no wonder they want to come out. it’s surely because they realise at the next elections they will pay for taking decisions to alter the town without any mandate from or any consultation with the people they’re supposed to represent.

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