Liberal Democrats

We want to protect EU citizens in the UK.
And to reunite child refugees with their families.

Can you help us?

Votes are taking place on key amendments to the Withdrawal Agreement Bill.

In our fight to hold this Conservative Government to account on its Brexit agenda, we are fighting to protect EU citizens’ rights as well as those of unaccompanied child refugees.

Lords Amendment 1 would automatically guarantee EU citizens’ rights in law. EU citizens are our families and friends, our colleagues and carers. But without this amendment, tens of thousands of EU citizens will be left without legal rights in less than 18 months.

Lords Amendment 4 would protect the rights of unaccompanied child refugees in Europe to be reunited with their families in the UK. Child refugees who’ve been forced to flee their homes and separated from their families are some of the most vulnerable people in the world, and we must do all we can to protect them.

This week MPs will vote on these amendments. We need you to write to your MP and ask them to vote to retain these amendments. ⬇️

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Dear MP

I am writing to you as a constituent to ask you to vote to retain two amendments to the Withdrawal Agreement Bill.

The first amendment is to protect the rights of EU citizens living in the UK (Lords Amendment 1). The second amendment would help reunite child refugees with their parents (Lords Amendment 4).

European citizens living in the UK play a huge role in our communities. They are our families and friends, our colleagues and carers, and they deserve security and assurance.

Without this amendment tens of thousands of EU citizens will be left without legal rights in less than 18 months. This puts them at risk of eviction, detention and even deportation.

Child refugees who’ve been forced to flee their homes and separated from their families are some of the most vulnerable people in the world, and we must do all we can to protect them.

Omitting Clause 37 would ensure the continuation of the refugee children and family reunification provisions of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018.

Thank you.

Yours,

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