Continue to grant asylum and support to refugees fleeing persecution
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Conservative Party Manifesto 2019, p.23
We will continue to grant asylum and support to refugees fleeing persecution, with the ultimate aim of helping them to return home if it is safe to do so.
- This is a promise that the UK will continue to offer asylum and support to people fleeing persecution.
- In December 2020, the government made changes to its immigration rules which mean asylum claims from anyone who has travelled through or has a connection with a safe third country will be inadmissible. The changes have been decried by leading refugee charities.
- At a time when Covid-19 is creating new concerns around the fate of refugees and asylum seekers, the UK government has changed its rules on immigration to make it harder for people to seek asylum. This development moves the government further away from the stated objective in its manifesto pledge, so this policy is ‘broken’.
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