REFUGEE CRISIS: Your views on Doncaster opening its doors

A man carries a child as migrants and refugees arrive on a dinghy after crossing from Turkey to Lesbos island, Greece, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015. The island of some 100,000 residents has been transformed by the sudden new population of some 20,000 refugees and migrants, mostly from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
A man carries a child as migrants and refugees arrive on a dinghy after crossing from Turkey to Lesbos island, Greece, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015. The island of some 100,000 residents has been transformed by the sudden new population of some 20,000 refugees and migrants, mostly from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
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Mayor of Doncaster Ros Jones has confirmed Doncaster will work with the Government to help relocate refugees fleeing war and ISIS in Syria.

The issue has attracted hundreds of comments online, for what has proved an emotive and controversial issue.

Here, we reveal some of the many views which have been shared with us on social media after we revealed Doncaster will take in asylum seekers.

Craig Chappell: 20,000 refugees spread out over 650 constituencies means the impact on services will be minimal. I’m more than happy for Doncaster to take in their share. The level of xenophobia and pure hatred in this borough towards ‘foreigners ‘ is truly shocking.

Leanne Debenham: The residents of doncaster should have been given this choice, not one individual person!

John Jj Davis: Really? Because the council are so flush with cash at the minute to deal with problems like this. Try sorting the issues that already exist before introducing more possible issues to already saturated areas.

Michael Frost: Reading some of the comments on here I reckon the Syrians coming over will be better educated and better for our society.

Matthew Jobson: I guess there will be none going to sussex essex kent and other affluent areas..

Jenny O’brien: They should sort out our homeless people who are Britain sort them houses out instead of giving them free house I not racist but don’t agree with it at all

Louise Meadows: I am glad we are able to help them, i would hope if we were in the same situation someone would help us too

Michelle Hoyland: Wonder if all the people in agreement with the mayor on this subject will still be as supportive if they are housed next door to them ... I think not.

Steve Hobbs: So we can’t afford the care homes, which are now boarded up, but we can afford to house refugees. Nice to see the Council has its priorities right.

Ruth Amanda Debenham:The people of Doncaster should have been asked first. You can guarantee the mayor won’t have them living in her area. And no I not racist , I just believe that we have done our bit.

Jade Manson: Shouldn’t doncaster council be helping the people in doncaster that is in need first? Some of us get penalised for working so have to work every second we can to afford to live because we aren’t entitled to any help from the council. ridiculous if you ask me

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