13:19, April 16 107 0 theguardian.com

2018-04-16 13:19:34
Yarl’s Wood an affront to Christian values

We are concerned that the injustices that prompted last month’s hunger strike at Yarl’s Wood immigration removal centre (Report, 6 March) continue. People there are calling for an amnesty for those who have lived in the UK for more than 10 years and an end to the detention of those who came to the UK as children. We hope that immigration minister Caroline Nokes will intervene in the case of Opelo and Florence Kgari – a mother and daughter who have lived in the UK 14 years, since Opelo was just 13. A decision to allow them to stay would be a step towards a more humane immigration system based on our shared Christian values of fairness and decency.

Rt Rev Jonathan Clark

Bishop of Croydon

Rt Rev Dr Michael Ipgrave

Bishop of Lichfield

Ali Johnson

Associate pastor, Swan Bank Methodist Church

Paul Parker

Quakers in Britain

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