London councils urge Home Office to rethink hotels policy for asylum seekers

Unprecedented move comes after 100 asylum seekers removed from Greenwich hotel against their will

Two-thirds of London’s councils have signed a letter to the home secretary calling for a major shake-up of the government’s hotels policy for asylum seekers.

The unprecedented joint action follows the removal of 100 asylum seekers from a hotel in Greenwich against their will last month, a move that has generated concern across the capital’s councils. About 40 asylum seekers refused to move from the Greenwich hotel to one in Dunstable in Bedfordshire and are still in the Greenwich hotel. Both hotels have been targeted by far-right protests.

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