René Cassin was deeply concerned by the rhetoric and proposed plans set forward in the Home Secretary’s speech.
The Home Secretary’s speech demonstrated a wilful ignorance of international law regarding refugees and peddled harmful and false myths about the impact that immigration has on this country. The Jewish community, fuelled by the personal connection to the story of asylum, should be made to feel uneasy by Theresa May’s words. As these will not solve this ‘crisis’, will not help the British economy and will actively endanger some of the most vulnerable people in our society.
You can read the full speech here