In response to media reports on Immigration hearings, Immigration Minister Damian Green has made the following statement.
Immigration Minister Damian Green said:
‘Public protection and harm reduction will remain the UK Border Agency’s primary consideration when deciding on operational issues.
‘Our appeal process is designed so that many appeals should be and are determined on the documentary evidence without a need for representation.
‘I made clear when I launched the Asylum Improvement Project today, the Government is committed to improving the immigration system so we target our resources more effectively – including in court.
‘As part of this, we must focus our resources on defending the right cases in court. This is why we represent in over 90% of asylum, bail, deportations and high harm cases and why Team Managers carefully scrutinise and identify suitable cases to proceed without representation.’
Source: Home Office
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