Opinion divided over whether city can cope with new arrivals

Teresa Fry
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We took to the streets of Sheffield to ask you if you thought the city could cope with refugees

STEPHANIE KIRKLAND, AGED 69, FROM, WOODHOUSE

Stephanie Kirkland

Stephanie Kirkland

“It’s hard. You feel so sorry for them. We have got to do what we can afford. The council has to work out how much. But where are we going to get the money? You have to balance the books. If we don’t have the money, we can’t help them.”

JON CRESSWELL, 20, FROM BEIGHTON

“It is understandable that they are coming here. I don’t really know much about it. I would do like a charity gig to raise money or something.”

TERESA FRY, 46, FROM MANOR TOP

Richard Higgins

Richard Higgins

“It is not like we don’t want them here. There is not enough room for them and they take our jobs. They don’t want to sit on their backsides all day. They want jobs. I have two boys. They are taking the jobs off my kids. I don’t mind if the government paid for them but it will come back on us.”

RICHARD HIGGINS, 48, FROM BATEMOOR

“Why should they come over here? We need to help everyone, we’re humans but they will take our houses. I read they need to sort out the problems in their own countries, then they won’t come here.”

ALI AKBAL, 18, FROM SHARROW

Jon Cresswell

Jon Cresswell

“It should be alright. We get to learn about them, their cultures and policies.

“I think it will be a good idea to have more refugees, the people are doing nothing. You have to explain things, they don’t know. It is heartbreaking. They want to be with their families and know their children are safe. They just want to stop worrying. The most important thing is safety. It is not the jobs they want, it is the safety.”

ABDU MESHRESHI, 18, FROM DARNALL

“It is good, we see the people on the internet. It is heartbreaking especially the photo of the baby.

Ali Akbal

Ali Akbal

“It does not matter where you come from but we should help each other. That is because they don’t know about us. I think the social media is negative and about us Muslims. The young kids, they have done nothing. Innocence kids who have done nothing.

“After their big brothers have gone and their parents, there is no one to look after them. They won’t survive on their own that long, without the government help.”

FRANCESCA KLEMPNER, 20, FROM WOODSEATS

“They are not coming here for economic reasons, they were coming from a war torn, awful place.

“People should stop calling them immigrants that is not what they are. We should have shelters and people welcoming them.”

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