Students for Refugees seeks to create a space for all different individuals, student organisations and groups to come together, united in the campaign for refugee rights. We are an independent student voice, taking a stance on political issues, without being aligned to any single political party. We oppose mandatory detention and believe that asylum seekers should be welcomed into the community. It is no crime to seek asylum, and the fact that people seeking our protection are being detained indefinitely, without charge or trial is a fundamental violation of human rights. History has shown that students play a crucial role in social justice campaigns, and we believe that the campaign for refugee rights is no different. The struggle for human rights for asylum seekers in this country will be a defining point in our nation's history. As future leaders, we must ensure that our voices are heard and we do not allow the abuse to continue. We say not in our name. Let’s give refuge to refugees!
Tainah Pinheiro Dos Santos