Clarke to step-up removal of asylum seekers with failed claims

    The government will publish measures to increase the number of
    removals of people whose asylum claims have failed, the home
    secretary Charles Clarke announced this week, writes
    Amy Taylor.

     

    Clarke: increase
    removals

    The news of the five year plan, which will be published next
    month, came as the Conservatives announced a raft of new asylum
    proposals in the run up to the general election.

    Shadow home secretary David Davis said that the Conservatives
    would pull out of the 1951 UN Convention on Refugees on the grounds
    that it prevents a British government from taking immediate action
    to deport asylum seekers whose claims are “obviously not
    genuine”.

    The party would also outlaw people from claiming asylum in
    Britain and instead take an annual quota of refugees in the care
    the United Nations High Commission for Refugees.

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