Human rights campaigners are appealing to the Home Office to open more screening centres in order to save asylum seekers from travelling to Croydon.
The Refugee Women’s Strategy Group in Scotland has started an e-petition urging the Home Office to routinely make available screening centres across the UK.
“The Refugee Women’s Strategy Group believes that people seeking sanctuary in the UK should not have to endure a further enforced journey to Croydon in order to make an application for asylum,” says the petition. “We believe that asylum screening should be routinely available in UK Border Agency regions to ensure that those presenting in different parts of the UK are guaranteed the protection and support the Government is obliged to provide in accordance with international, European and domestic law.”
To sign the petition, please visit: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/32238