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The Degrading Restriction on an Asylum Seeker’s Right to Work

Categories: Articles:Asylum & Refugees | Published: 02/08/2016 | Views: 796
Most asylum seekers arrive in the UK to escape their country of origin for fears of persecution, where the idea of state protection is unrealistic and or internal relocation is a possibility. Many have no intent or motive to come to the UK and only consider where they will be safe away from their perpetrators. They hope for a better future but instead, some spend their years in the UK stuck in an inefficient administrative process, in receipt of minimal support and suffering from emotional stress as a result of their traumas coupled with their inability to ever return to a life of normality. (Sangeetha Vairavamoorthy)


This article seeks to question the UK’s policy on restricting asylum seekers right to work, specifically in cases where it is the failure of the Secretary of State for the Home Department to provide them with an adequate decision within a reasonable timeframe that is the cause of them continuing to remain as an asylum seeker.    Read more: Sangeetha Vairavamoorthy, Duncan Lewis,

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