British judge praises pro-refugee activists


This video from France says about itself:

Calais refugee children wait to be allowed into UK

26 January 2016

Hundreds of children living alone in a refugee camp in northern France are waiting to find out if they can travel to Britain to be reunited with their families.

It follows a legal test case last week in which four young people were allowed into the UK.

Their situation only came to light thanks to one British woman who gave up her job to work with the children.

Al Jazeera’s Laurence Lee reports from Calais.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Top judge praises volunteers helping migrants in ‘Jungle’

Saturday 30th January 2016

BRITAIN’S top immigration judge applauded the “charity, solidarity and near heroism” of volunteers yesterday who have flocked to help refugees in Calais’s “Jungle” camp.

Mr Justice McCloskey spoke of the “living hell” at the camp as he explained an earlier ruling on why four young Syrians should be allowed into Britain to seek asylum.

The four refugees — three teenagers and a mentally ill 26-year-old — were reunited with relatives in London last week after the ruling.

The case is a further blow to the government’s draconian immigration policy and could set an important legal precedent.

Reacting to the ruling yesterday, Citizens UK organiser George Gabriel called it “amazing news for families who have spent too long and worked too hard to try and find each other across continents of barbed wire [or] crossing in those terrible sinking boats.”

But Amnesty International warned that the government’s decision to take the case to court was a reminder that “it continues to shirk its responsibility” to help refugees.

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