Asylum


The Future Of Juxtaposed Controls In Calais

Summary It is by no means certain that the French would withdraw their agreement to juxtaposed controls in Calais. Even if they were to do so, refugee camps in Southern England would be extremely unlikely. There is no prospect of camps being set up in the UK in order for migrants to make the return […]

8th February 2016 (Asylum, European Union)

Will Refugees Benefit The German Economy?

The news that ‘several’ of the 33 economists polled by the Financial Times (27 December) feel that recent mass migration to Germany could help its economy by boosting its ageing and declining workforce needs critical scrutiny.  (We are not told how many is ‘several’, who they are, how they were chosen or what the others […]

7th January 2016 (Asylum, European Union, Population)

Charities’ Call For The Uk To Settle A ‘fair And Proportionate’ Share Of Refugees

Twenty seven Chief Executives of Refugee organisations and human rights advocacy groups wrote to the Prime Minister on 4 January calling for the UK to increase substantially the number of refugees that it accepts The groups called on the government to agree to resettle a ‘fair and proportionate number of those already within the European Union […]

6th January 2016 (Asylum, Current Affairs, Refugees)

Turkey’s Population And Immigration To The European Union

  As part of the EU’s efforts to tackle the migrant crisis they have turned to Turkey. This has resulted in a joint EU-Turkey action plan[i] on migration along with wider incentives to “re-energise” Turkey’s application for the EU and an offer of visa-free travel for Turkish citizens to the Schengen zone from October 2016. […]

11th December 2015 (Asylum, European Union, Population)

Humanitarian Protection And The Current Asylum Crisis

1.The following is the definition of humanitarian protection in legal briefing paper 174: HUMANITARIAN PROTECTION If a person’s application for asylum is refused consideration must be given immediately as to whether he qualifies for humanitarian protection under paragraph 339C of the Immigration Rules.  If he is to qualify he must show that there are substantial […]

22nd September 2015 (Asylum, Human Rights, Legal Matters, Policy, Refugees)

Asylum Outcomes In The Uk

The Home Office produces an annual ‘cohort analysis’ of asylum claims permitting a comprehensive understanding of what eventually happened to the people who claimed asylum in the UK in a particular year. This short blog will outline the outcomes of the 2012 asylum cohort.  Data is available for the 2013 cohort however around one third […]

14th August 2015 (Asylum, Human Rights, Legal Matters)

Home Affairs Committee Report On Asylum

Commenting on the latest Home Affairs Committee report on Asylum, Sir Andrew Green, Chairman of Migration Watch UK, said:  "This report seems to lack impartiality. Indeed it could well have been written by the asylum lobby. With asylum seekers queuing up in France to get into Britain, the system cannot be that bad."  Follow us […]

11th October 2013 (Asylum)

Asylum Seekers And The Right To Work In The European Economic Area

Summary Every member state of the EEA, except the Republic of Ireland and Lithuania, grants asylum seekers the right to work at some point during their application process. The United Kingdom grants the right to work after 12 months if the applicant is still awaiting a decision. However, the job must be on the Shortage […]

10th October 2013 (Asylum, Employment, European Union)

Legal Aid In Immigration And Asylum Cases

As always with these legal briefing papers it is stressed that they are not published as authoritative legal advice but for general guidance and information for users of the Migration Watch website. Restrictions on the availability of legal aid are imposed by the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012. the provisions of […]

19th April 2013 (Asylum, Legal Matters)

Unhcr Guidelines – Sexual Orientation

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) published on 23 October 2012 a new set of Guidelines on International Protection relating specifically to claims to refugee status based on sexual orientation under the 1951 Convention on the Status of Refugees.  These Guidelines supplement the UNHCR Handbook on Procedures and Criteria for Determining Refugee Status […]

19th November 2012 (Asylum, Legal Matters, Policy, Refugees)

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