A number of Tzelem rabbis supported by their families and friends spent the bank holiday Monday at Liverpool Street Station canvassing support for the Dubs amendment to the immigration bill. Standing by the memorial to the Kindertransport, we asked passers-by to sign our petition to the government to vote in favour of the revised Dubs amendment. After the government had voted down the original amendment proposed by Lord Dubs, which called for 3,000 unaccompanied child refugees to be resettled in the UK, the revised amendment removes the reference to 3,000 children, and simply states that the government should make arrangements to relocate to the UK a “specified number of unaccompanied refugee children from other countries in Europe”. That number should be determined in consultation with local authorities. The immigration bill is expected to return to the House of Commons on 9 May.
You can do your part in supporting the Dubs Amendment by emailing your MP and by signing the petition yourself. The petition can be found here.