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UK Government response on Asylum seekers | Immigration Matters

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The UK Government has responded to claims in the media that up to 40,000 asylum seekers will be allowed to stay in the United Kingdom because it would be too difficult to return them to their home countries.

Phil Woolas, Border and Immigration Minister, said:

‘There is no amnesty.

‘Our guidelines were updated to provide case workers with a simple framework to judge cases, and to avoid long drawn out court battles.

‘No lawbreaker will be allowed to say, and each case is still decided on its individual merits.

‘The UK Border Agency continues to ramp up performance and is concluding several thousand cases a month.

‘Less than 40% of cases are being granted and I am confident that we will clear all of these cases by 2011.’

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3 Responses to “UK Government response on Asylum seekers”
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  1. Please can you help, we are under student visas, our school is in london but we are here in wales…there was an agreement an assesor will come to visit us in wales but until now no one is coming and the school has sent termination there a chance we can transfer to another college and can we get our money back?(tuition fee)..please advise us what to do.

  2. Saloni Suntokee says :

    Please can you confirm if only the asylum seekers will be allowed to stay in the United Kingdom, or this also applies to overall illegal immigrant.

  3. Please,kindly explain this statement “This is to inform you that the Tribunal has made no order on your application”

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