Protect all children regardless of immigration status, Govt told

Refugee Action and other human rights and children's groups have criticised the upcoming Immigration Bill saying it could have serious consequences for many children's welfare and wellbeing.

In a joint letter to The Times, they are calling on the Government to protect all children, regardless of their immigration status.

“We are very concerned about the omission of children’s best interests considerations, in particular in the proposals relating to Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights — the right to respect for family and private life. If implemented in its current form, this will have significant detrimental consequences for children, including many who are British citizens,” they say.

To read the full letter, visit

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