Nationality and Borders Bill – second reading briefing

Download the briefing Keep up to date Background  The Nationality and Borders Bill makes significant changes to the UK asylum system and significantly curtails the rights of refugees. It represents a fundamental challenge to the principle of refugee protection in the UK, introducing a two-tier system where any refugee reaching the country who has not benefited from a place on a resettlement programme may have their claim deemed…

In the news: Is Priti Patel planning to send asylum seekers abroad for claims to be processed?

In response to media reports that Priti Patel is proposing sending asylum seekers abroad to process their claims, Minnie Rahman, Campaigns Director at the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants, said: “The UK has had a firm commitment to the refugee convention since it was created and Priti Patel now intends to turn back…