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Saturday, September 5, 2015

MP calls on councils to accept refugee families

Susan Elan Jones MP has written to the leaders of Wrexham and Denbighshire councils calling on them to accept 10 refugee families in the light of the current refugee crisis.

The Clwyd South Labour MP has asked Wrexham Council leader Councillor Mark Pritchard and Denbighshire Council leader Councillor Hugh Evans if they would agree to accepting 10 refugee families with Government support.
She said: "I certainly don't support open access immigration and I think it is vital that there are strong controls in place before we allow refugees to enter our country legally.
"However, what we talking about here is a decent humanitarian response to a tragedy of epic proportions. 

"Germany has already taken 35,000 vulnerable Syrians, Canada has accepted 10,000 and Switzerland has agreed to 3,500. It is shameful that David Cameron's Government here in the UK has only accepted 216 people. 
"I know that there is strong support for action in our local area. I really hope that David Cameron's Government acts before more innocent victims die. I also hope that Wrexham and Denbighshire Councils will show their support locally."

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