Respect and Labour candidates have enthusiastically signed up to the Sanctuary Pledge in Birmingham's Hall Green constituency, where Labour holds the advantage in the notional 2005 election results. Agreeing with the Pledge entirely, Salma Yaqoob and Roger Godsiff signed up in meetings with the local delegation - a team led by Sarah Teversham of St. Mary's Church, Moseley, and RESTORE, a Birmingham Churches Together undertaking for people seeking sanctuary.
Meanwhile, Tory and Lib Dem candidates are still to reply to initial letters, although the Pledge will be raised as an issue in the upcoming hustings.
Accountability meetings for after the election will also be arranged at the hustings.
Britain has a proud history of providing sanctuary to people fleeing from persecution and tyranny.
That tradition is under threat.
Help us to rebuild support for sanctuary: http://sanctuarypledge.org.uk