A Tory MP has claimed Britain could face mass sexual assault and terror attacks during a bid to stop a law which would reunite refugees with their families.
Ranil Jayawardena faced shouts of "shame" and "disgrace" as he made the argument while speaking against a Bill in the House of Commons.
Backers say the Refugees (Family Reunion) Bill will allow 800 to 1,000 people who aren't already eligible to have their families join them in Britain.
The private member's bill passed its first vote in the House of Commons today, despite the objections by some Tory MPs.
SNP MP Angus MacNeil, who is leading the Bill, told MPs: "You'd have to have a very hard heart or really an empathy bypass not to ensure these very limited measures I ask for today do not become law."