The Strategist

Ukrainian refugees to file class action lawsuit against UK Home Office Head

05/03/2022 - 04:49

According to The Guardian, public organizations in the United Kingdom are intending to bring class action lawsuits on behalf of hundreds of Ukrainian refugees against the country's Home Secretary, Priti Patel.

Simon Dawson / No10 Downing Stre
Simon Dawson / No10 Downing Stre
The decision was made due to the bureaucratic red tape that migrants experience while attempting to secure a British visa, according to the statement.

The international group Save the Children and the Refugee Council, a nongovernmental organization based in the United Kingdom, have called for the criteria governing the issuance of sponsorship visas for Ukrainian refugees to be simplified.

People who are already in a tough and vulnerable situation after leaving their home country, in their opinion, continue to experience further psychological anguish on top of everything else.

The organizations emphasized that it is common for one family member, generally a youngster, to be unable to secure a visa owing to a bureaucratic issue, preventing the entire family from moving. Furthermore, refugees are unable to independently confirm the progress of their applications.

Since the commencement of hostilities on February 24, more than 5.5 million people have fled Ukraine, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). They claim that the majority of Ukrainians have migrated to Poland.