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Video, 2 mins

Is the City of Sanctuary movement undemocratic?

Refugees Matter

The aim of the City of Sanctuary movement is to foster a culture of hospitality for people seeking safety in the United Kingdom, especially refugees fleeing war, religious persecution, and ethnic violence. However, some have criticised the Sanctuary status as an undemocratically imposed policy programme that could lead to a rise in refugees, or divert funds away from local residents.

Trystan Goetze, PhD candidate at the University of Sheffield examines this argument, and investigates if there's any truth in it.



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