UK immigration bill could create ‘climate of ethnic profiling’ – UNHCR

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The UN refugee agency has condemned David Cameron’s proposed immigration laws over fears they could stigmatise foreigners, deny housing to people in need and create a “climate of ethnic profiling”.

Courtesy- UNHCR

Courtesy- UNHCR

In a highly critical document, the office of the United Nations high commissioner for refugees, António Guterres, raised concerns that the immigration bill will damage communities and lead to the marginalisation of refugees and asylum-seekers.

It comes after Tories reacted angrily to the UN’s special investigator on housing, Raquel Rolnik, who warned earlier this year that the bedroom tax was causing “shocking” hardship in parts of the UK.

Read it at the Guardian

 

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