MPs to debate petition relating to an amnesty for undocumented migrants
15 July 2021
On Monday 19 July, MPs will debate a petition relating to an amnesty for undocumented migrants.
- Watch the debate (from 6.15pm, Monday 19 July)
- Read the debate transcript (available shortly after the conclusion of the debate)
- Follow the Committee on Twitter and join the discussion using #MigrantAmnestyDebate
The debate will be led by Petitions Committee member Tom Hunt MP, and MPs from all parties can take part. Minister for Future Borders and Immigration Kevin Foster MP will respond on behalf of the Government.
Grant an urgent Amnesty to Undocumented Migrants living in the UK
The petition, which has more than 103,000 signatures, states: “Undocumented Migrants are suffering in silence, with no access to adequate Financial support, or any help. The Government should grant an urgent Amnesty of 5years to those with no criminal record so that they could live their lives as normal human beings and pay tax to help the UK economy.”
In its response to the petition, the Government said: “The Immigration Rules already provide for undocumented migrants to regularise their status where appropriate, but such a provision would unduly reward those who have not complied with immigration law.”
What are petitions debates?
Petitions debates are ‘general’ debates which allow MPs from all parties to discuss the important issues raised by one, or more petitions, and put their concerns to Government Ministers.
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