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Asylum claimants wait for years in unacceptable conditions, MPs say

Publié par Clifford Armion le 10/11/2013

Press Association

Some asylum-seekers have been waiting 16 years for a decision on their claim, the Home Affairs select committee has found, in a damning report on the state of the UK asylum system.
The group of MPs raised concerns about the "appalling" housing conditions faced by asylum-seekers, as well as the pressure placed on gay applicants to prove their sexual orientation.
They also found Britain was at risk of harbouring war criminals and terrorists due to poor decisions made by border officials.
The committee said it was concerned by the quality of decision-making as 30% of appeals against initial decisions were allowed in 2012.
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"Asylum claimants wait for years in unacceptable conditions, MPs say", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), novembre 2013. Consulté le 22/09/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/asylum-claimants-wait-for-years-in-unacceptable-conditions-mps-say