Not only has our government failed to face the scale of today’s refugee crisis, they are splitting families apart at a time when they most need to stay together.
If you’re fleeing war, torture and persecution, you can only join family in the UK if you’re under 18 and joining parents, or if your partner lives here.
We think this is a cruelly narrow definition of family.
Our government should recognise far more relationships of dependency - including children over 18, parents, grandparents, grandchildren and siblings.
Tell the home secretary Amber Rudd to widen the family reunification rules, and keep refugee families together.
Relatives should never be separated while running from war, torture and persecution. Family means family.