Withdrawal Agreement Bill Child Refugees
The Secretary of State will understand that there are, of course, some people for whom the challenge of applying for status is considerable, and the government has stated that they will take due account of those who have reasons for not applying on time. One group that is particularly close to my heart, as well as to other colleagues, is that of children in the care system by local authorities who, in many cases, do not have the means or expertise to monitor applications for these children in order to obtain a regulated status. Will the Minister of Foreign Affairs assure the Assembly that they will be protected as they would be under a declaratory system? Shadow Interior Minister Diane Abbott of the Labor Party said the government was trying to “give way to its moral and legal obligation to minors and their families.” “Primary legislation cannot give these children the best results because it cannot guarantee that we will reach an agreement. That is why, at the end of the day, this is an issue that needs to be negotiated with the EU, and the government is determined to seek the best possible outcome in these negotiations. In the House of Commons, shadow Brexit minister Thangam Debbonaire argued in favour of the Labour motion, saying the bill was a “surprising breach of trust among some of the world`s most vulnerable children.” The Secretary of State has not yet given a reason. Why withdraw the provision of the 2018 law? It is in the previous legislation of the time. There are a lot of things in the legislation over the decades that the government says they do not agree with, but the amendments are not necessary because they said they do not agree and they do not take those things out of the code. That is what makes us suspect that he wants to take it away because, for some reason, he thinks it will limit what he wants to do, and that is why he will end up betraying the commitments made to the most vulnerable children. If not, it should keep the provision in the act. Johnson`s government says it intends to continue resetting child-good migrants in the UK after the country has left the EU, but argues that the issue has no place in the EU Withdrawal Act, which sets the conditions for the UK`s exit from the 28-nation bloc.