UK new immigration law discriminatory
Dear Community Leader, For over 100 years, the BME community leaders have worked with various elected UK governments and relevant departments on the issue of community cohesion and enhancement of British brand.
In the past 12 months, the immigration policies of the current coalition government seems to infer that the BME community is the sole cause of UK economy challenges and ongoing immigration initiatives is labelling all BME as illegal immigrant criminals:
1. BME with valid residence permit and citizenship under this administration were send letters by UK Government Bailiff (Capita Limited) to leave the United Kingdom.
2. Areas in the United Kingdom with BME concentration are now subject to Police/Immigration raid that is not intelligence led stopping Africans, Caribbean and Asians that are even British Citizens to prove their identity.
3. Placing high fees and immigration restriction policy on categories that are targeted at families of settled BME British Citizens:
A) Migration Bond for selected non European countries linked to UK BME countries.
B) Ridiculous high burden criteria for getting married from non European countries.
C) High price to bring parents or families to the United Kingdom.
The double standard approach of the current administration is visibly anti-BME because:
A) There are Australians and North Americans illegal immigrants and convicts in the UK but they are not targeted.
B) EU Migration is the cause of UK ongoing immigration policy not non European countries.
The government did not hold proper consultation on the policy change or adhered to government's own guidelines on impact assessment.
As community leaders, we can't continue to permit discriminatory act targeting our community for the following reasons:
1. We are part of the British Community.
2. We are tax payers and deserve proper accountability and responsible policy that is equitable and not discriminatory
3. We have 5,000 BME working at all level of government which is further evidence that we are British and proud of it.
As evidence of our displeasure with the immigration policies that is anti - non European; we are embarking on two course of actions namely:
1. Writing to the UK Prime Minister, Rt Hon David Cameron, to request for change of direction on immigration policies which is equitable and we need 500 signatories.
2. Submit a 50,000 signed petition to the UK Prime Minister, Rt Hon David Cameron, that the BME community is not happy and we are demanding fair immigration policies.
As community leaders, we need your help to endorse the letter to the Prime Minister and encourage your members to sign the petition. We need you to confirm that your organisation supports the attached letter before the 9th of August 2013 when this letter would be taking to No. 10 Downing Street.
If you want to participate in the process of handing over the petition and signed letter, write to confirm this..
Send your support and direct email Nathaniel Oyinloye to firstname.lastname@example.org