The invasion of Ukraine has brought home just how cruel the government's approach to asylum, refugees and citizenship is.
Waiving requirements for visas would make a real difference to people's lives and help them get to safety.
As people across the UK gathered to ask the government to waive visa requirements, demonstrators "waved" outside the office of MP, Kemi Badenoch, at Museum Street, Saffron Walden, on Monday 4th April.
Cllr Trilby Roberts said: “The nation has been united in its horror of Putin’s war on Ukraine. But that horror needs to be translated into practical action, by waiving the needless bureaucratic rules that are standing in the way of the victims and by including the amendments made in the House of Lords to the current Nationalities and Borders Bill. As it stands, that bill is set to introduce an even more punitive regime for refugees in the UK”