Questions raised over refugee routes

    The government should question the “primary route” to refugee
    status, the chair of the Home Affairs select committee said last
    week.

    Speaking at the Refugee Council’s AGM, John Denham MP said that, as
    the number of asylum claims fell, the government needed to expand
    its co-operation with the United Nations High Commission for
    Refugees to bring refugees to UK in an organised way.

    But he said that he was against ending the right to claim asylum
    once they have arrived in the UK, as proposed by Conservative
    leader Michael Howard, as it was “neither practical nor morally
    justifiable”.

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