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Legal victory on child refugee resettlement: Citizens UK reaction

Safe Passage and supporters of refugee resettlement everywhere today celebrated an important legal victory as the Court of Appeal found that the Government misled the High Court over its decision to refuse the right of child refugees who had been in Calais to join their families in the UK.

Neil Jameson, Executive Director of Citizens UK, congratulated Safe Passage on their hard work in securing this judgement and said:

"This important legal win has laid bare the unjust situation faced by hundreds of child refugees who had applications to be reunited with their families in the UK rejected by the Home Office."

"We hope the Home Office will now focus on ensuring the most vulnerable child refugees can reach safety. A good start would be to commit to the long-term future of refugee resettlement by extending the VPRS and VCRS resettlement schemes to 10,000 people a year beyond 2020, doing our bit to help children and families fleeing conflict".

Read the statement from Safe Passage.

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