Immigration lawyers demand local authority support access for asylum seekers

Call for a radical overhaul of the system

16th February 2010: Responding to a UK Border Agency consultation on reforming the asylum support system, immigration lawyers have asked the government to do away with the practice of denying asylum-seeking families access to mainstream local authority support.

The Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association has asserted that the UK Border Agency should take the opportunity for a radical overhaul of the system.

Elaborating, the association has added the overhaul should include consideration of abolishing the provisions that prevent asylum-seeking families with children from accessing mainstream local authority support.

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