Filed under: Campaigning, Protest | Tags: Asylum Seekers, Bethan Jenkins AC/AM South Wales West, Louise Perrett, Plaid Cymru, UK Border Agency Cardiff
They called for an independent inquiry following allegations by whistleblower Louise Perrett, who worked for the Agency last summer, that there was a culture of discrimination within the organisation.
Chris produced this radio piece on the background of the story.
Pressure mounts for independant inquiry at Cardiff UKBA Offices
Chris and I went down to the demonstration to find out more.
Reported by Tanya Mercer, produced and edited by Chris Halpin
She explained how people seeking asylum were easily manipulated because they couldn’t understand the system.
She also commented how the UK Border Agency expressed disapproval that Louise Perrett was invited to speak at the Cross Party Group on Human Rights meeting on the 16th of February.
But demonstrators say the only way to fight for asylum seekers rights is to continue to put pressure on organisations like the UK Border Agency. And the biggest and most important battle, they say, is changing mindsets and attitudes.
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