Campaigners urged to speak out

    Refugee groups need to speak out about recommendations for a
    “radical overhaul” of the system for issuing asylum
    decisions and returning those whose applications have failed,
    delegates heard today, writes Amy Taylor in
    London.

     
    Denham urged campaigners to
    speak out.

    Speaking at the Refugee Council’s AGM, John Denham said
    that campaigners had advocated the home affairs select
    committee’s recommendation for more investment in
    decision-making, but had failed to voice their opinions on the
    other points.

    Denham, who is chair of the committee, also called on
    campaigners to express their views on the committee’s
    recommendation for tougher enforcement of rules on illegal
    working.

    He concluded that the creation of a fair asylum system would
    help to end the anger felt towards asylum seekers by some members
    of the public, as this stemmed from a view that claimants were
    getting support that they weren’t entitled to.

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