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Asylum claim rejections show the UK government has little understanding of what people are fleeing – and it’s costing lives5 min read
Many asylum applications are rejected on grounds that dismiss the dire situations in applicants’ countries of origin.
Recent scenes at Victoria Station and Manston immigration centre are one way the government drives anti-migration sentiment. 12 years of Tory governance has pushed narratives that dehumanise vulnerable people, and turned the border into a spectacle.
The Home Office is denying rights to thousands of EU citizens and hundreds of thousands of people who are unable to join their family members, due to the hostile environment towards immigration.
A year on from the deadline to the EU Settlement Scheme, we are all now living under the Home Office’s hostile environment.
Two EU citizens with Settled Status in the UK, travelling on their European passports, were recently told by the staff of two airlines, EasyJet and Ryanair, to produce “additional ID” to be able to fly back home to the UK. How the hostile environment is being delegated to private companies.
We were promised our lives wouldn’t change. Now our loved ones are left in limbo for months on end, we are left unable to care for our elderly parents, our families are being split apart, and parents are unable to even see their children.
Rather than doing anything practical to tackle gangs, the government blames human rights lawyers – the very people who are making sure asylum seekers are correctly and lawfully processed.