Sajid Javid: Fix the law that is keeping families apart

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Right now, across the world, children are being forced to make dangerous journeys to Europe to reach their family in the UK. This is because the UK’s family reunion refugee law doesn’t consider their siblings, grandparents, aunts or uncles family. We call on you to change the definition of family within the UK’s refugee family reunion law.

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It’s time for us to change the UK refugee law that is keeping families apart. Right now, the UK Government doesn’t recognise sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles or grandparents as family members – at least, not if you are a refugee.

Our current refugee family reunion law only recognises parents as family. Family comes in so many different shapes and forms. What it represents is what counts – love, care, protection, warmth; things that no child should be without.