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British PM under pressure over cap on child refugees as Archbishop condemns decision

Discussion in 'News Stand' started by Hekuran, Feb 9, 2017.

  1. The Archbishop of Canterbury has said he is "saddened and shocked" at the Government's decision to only accept 350 child refugees under the Dubs amendment

    Prime Minister Theresa May is coming under growing pressure to admit unaccompanied child refugees to the UK, after the Archbishop of Canterbury declared himself "saddened and shocked" by a decision to limit numbers.

    Urging ministers to lift a cap of 350 on admissions under the so-called "Dubs amendment", the Most Rev Justin Welby described the refugees as "treasured human beings made in the image of God" and declared: "Jesus commands us to care for the most vulnerable among us."

    The British Red Cross warned that the closure of legal routes like the Dubs scheme - which was initially expected to provide a route to the UK for 3,000 children stranded in Europe without their parents - would leave young people exposed to exploitation by people-traffickers.

    And councils challenged the Government's assertion that they could take no more than 350 children, insisting that more places could be found if central funding was provide
     
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  2. Thank you for sharing @Hekuran

    This link includes the news you shared plus some videos.....showing the plight of poor refugee children

    Archbishop of Canterbury joins MPs in attack on Government's child refugee 'cap'

    We know the Lord Jesus would never turn children away.
    Lord may Your will be done in the Uk

    Then were there brought unto Him little children, that He should put His hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them. But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto Me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven. And He laid His hands on them, and departed thence.
    Matthew 19:13-15
     
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