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Scottish archbishop: treatment of asylum seekers is a scandal

Catholic World News - June 11, 2012

Archbishop Mario Conti of Glasgow has charged that Scotland’s treatment of people seeking asylum is “a human-rights scandal.”

The archbishop was referring to the pending eviction of 100 people who have lost their bids for legal asylum. He notes that many of these people cannot return to their native lands because they would face grave danger; others lack proper documentation.

Now, Archbishop Conti says, the refugees face the loss of their places in public housing. “They will be ejected from the housing currently available to them, and forced on to the streets; already they are forbidden from working, are given no mainstream social security benefit, no clothing, no food, no shelter. The latest threat is that they will be thrown into destitution.”

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