Church leaders pen open letter to Home Secretary calling for end to hostile environment

Savid Javid credit Richter Frank Jurgen FlickrTwenty Church leaders have called for an end to the hostile environment in an open letter to the Sajid Javid MP, the Home Secretary.

The Revd Nigel Uden and Mr Derek Estill, United Reformed Church General Assembly Moderators, joined representatives from the Anglican, Catholic, Church of Scotland and Methodist Churches, who argue that the destitution deliberately inflicted by the government is ‘inhumane’ and leads to racial discrimination.

The hostile environment is a web of government policies designed to make life so difficult for people, who cannot prove they have the right to live in the UK, that they choose to leave.

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