To: The Guardian, Mirror, Independent, Sun, Times, Telegraph, Daily Mail and Daily Express

Stop the Media Scapegoating 'Illegal' Migrants

Stop the Media Scapegoating 'Illegal' Migrants

The Guardian, Mirror, Independent, Sun, Times, Telegraph, Daily Mail and Daily Express need to stop using the term illegal to describe migrants and instead use accurate alternatives including; ‘undocumented migrants’, ‘migrants without papers’ and ‘unauthorized migrant’.

Why is this important?

With increasing cuts to education, healthcare, social care and high cost of housing, the quality of life for the poorest is decreasing as a direct result of decision made by those in power. Scapegoating and peddling hate towards migrants and people of colour is being used as cover for the bad choices that have negatively affected the lives of everyday people.

The media needs to stop helping to scapegoat migrants and end the use of the term 'illegal immigrants' as it dehumanises and desensitises feelings towards migrants. This is not only morally wrong but also factually incorrect.

London, United Kingdom

Reasons for signing

  • Scapegoating refugees is a shameful stain on the UK's standing on Human Rights issues
  • We need to raise the debate about refugees above the level of the gutter press, and do what love requires of us.
  • Because even the so called liberal papers are peddling an agenda that dehumanises - and they in particular have a duty to tell the real story of how the Tories are demolishing the fabric of our society and rewarding the richest at the same time

Updates

2017-09-17 15:23:54 +0100

100 signatures reached

2017-09-17 11:19:46 +0100

50 signatures reached

2017-09-06 14:13:59 +0100

25 signatures reached

2017-09-06 01:44:39 +0100

10 signatures reached