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Bishop asks, should we open doors to refugees?

Tue, 08 Sep 2015


If we're saying we want to boost the population - why don't we put ourselves forward as a safe haven for Syrian refugees? 

That's the question Bishop Robert Paterson is asking Chief Minister Allan Bell in a letter supporting the commitment of Island resources to rehousing displaced people. 
 
It's being suggested that the refugees could be prime candidates for residency here. 
 
As a Crown Dependency, the Isle of Man needs to follow UK immigration policy. 
 
Mr Paterson says it's time to act: 

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