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Town Could Become Place Of 'Sanctuary' For Asylum Seekers

Wednesday March 18 2015




ASYLUM seekers and refugees escaping violence in their own countries could be moved to Barnsley.

Church Action Poverty (CAP), a Christian charity, is spearheading a campaign to get the town recognised as a 'City of Sanctuary'.

The charity has been in touch with individuals and organisations about pledging their support and has called a meeting next month to launch the project.

Mike Cameron, of CAP, said: "Barnsley's always been good when people from other countries have come here.

"People will be reminded of the Polish people, Romanian people and others who have come here in years gone by and always found a home here in Barnsley.

"Immigration and people fleeing from authority has been regular throughout the years and people have made them welcome."

The meeting, at Barnsley Town Hall on April 15, will be held from 10am to 1pm.

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Reply Posted by andrew on Wednesday November 18 2015 at 17:47
I have no problem with Romanian nor Polish them that I no come hear to work and work hard also they integrate well within the community. But fetching Muslims who have no interest in becoming part of our community or having anything to do with us at all...all I can see lately is death and destruction in every country they have entered they they fight,rape and refuse to respect our way of life. I am worried for my family for what is coming our government is blind and full of do-gooders who will not see until it is too late that they have destroyed our country and our children's furthers....