Lawyer who wrote to Amber Rudd over Dubs amendment says: 'Every UK council should take at least two child refugees'

Dubs Amendment: 'Every council should take at least two child refugees', says Jewish Board of Deputies

The Government will stop receiving refugee children from the Dubs amendment

Friday, February 10, 2017

The lawyer who wrote to Amber Rudd pleading with her not to scrap the 'Dubs amendment' migrant scheme says every council in Britain should take least two refugees.

Jonathan Arkush, president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, wrote to the Home Secretary urging her to reconsider the abolition of the scheme, which was introduced following a Parliamentary amendment designed by Labour peer Lord Dubs and allows unaccompanied refugee children to enter the UK from Europe.

Proponents of the scheme's abolition say it encourages people trafficking, but Arkush told talkRADIO Rudd should "at least reconsider, to find some space in the country out of compassion."

Although Arkush says he agrees we can't accommodate an indefinite number of migrants, “if every council of this country admitted two refugees, that would be several hundred more [than have been admitted under the scheme so far]."

Although Julia raised concerns over how much a two-refugees-per-council policy would actually cost, Arkush believes the financial implications have actually been over-estimated.

Listen to the full interview above