The above title words are what I would say to those who come here looking for work and a better life - I say the same to asylum seekers about whom so many lies are told, the reactionary right scream 'Britain is a soft touch', while the official statistics tell us that over 80% are refused. What they have to endure while waiting to be refused and, the way they are taken into custody and incarcerated brings shame on this country.
Many of these migrants are young, fit, skilled and willing to work as well as pay taxes while actually being denied most benefits, unemployment levels are unchanged, again giving the lie to the reactionary yells of 'taking our jobs'
The right wing try to demonise people and stir up fear and the gutter press encourage them.
I believe that we are better than this and we should start by treating asylum seekers like human beings as a matter of urgency - whatever the circumstances there is no excuse for dawn raids which cause fear and alarm to families, particularly with young children.
Surely we can start by sorting this out ? write to MP's MSP's etc to urge change - don't be tempted to use or exploit the situation like Rosie Kane of the SSP. She pulled the stunt of taking some asylum seekers into her home in a blaze of publicity and she cheapened herself and the whole issue, with friends like that etc. etc.
Evil people deliberately fuel hatred against these minorities for their own twisted ends and we all have to be vigilant in defence of what is decent, otherwise how can we as a society claim to decent and just ?