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Church leaders ask Home Secretary for end to hostile environment
Twenty Church leaders have called for an end to the hostile environment in an open letter to the Home Secretary, Sajid Javid MP.

The hostile environment is the 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 will choose to leave.

The leaders, including representatives from the Anglican, Catholic, Church of Scotland and Methodist Churches, argue that the destitution deliberately inflicted by the government is 'inhumane' and that it leads to racial discrimination. They ask Javid "to seize this opportunity and to adopt an approach to immigration that treats every individual, whatever their status, with humanity, dignity, respect and fairness."

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