Asylum Seekers in Tralee are unhappy with their treatment and their facilities and the quality of their lives in the town's asylum hostels.They and their supporters are calling a demonstration which will assemble at The Square, Tralee@ 11.30am Saturday 30th May, and then travel to protest outside one of the hostels (for operational reasons this hostel will be specified later).
"Tralee Refugee Asylum and Migrant Voices" in association with "People Before Profit Alliance" invite you to join them at The Square @ 11.30am Saturday 30th May 2009.
Asylum seekers and Refugees live amongst us but are not fully accepted by our society. Their treatment by the state, and suspicion and resentment among some members of the general population marginalises them.
Those with significant education and qualifications are left to rot; they should instead be allowed to contribute their skills to their new country. Those without skills are denied adult education.
Many hostel residents suffer from health problems. Denied a fully realised existence they are subject to stress and depression.
They are given poor quality meals and of a type that is outside of their culture.
They have been subject to outright racist abuse from the very people who have a Duty of Care towards them.
Those asylum seekers who try to voice their complaints, or represent their community, are quickly moved to other hostels.