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World 'Firm and fair' asylum system will keep out those who arrive by 'illegal routes' - Patel

10:46  04 october  2020
10:46  04 october  2020 Source:   news.sky.com

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Ms Patel will tell the Conservative Party conference the system is "fundamentally broken" and is expected to promise one that is " firm and Ms Patel will pledge to introduce a new asylum system that welcomes people through "safe and legal routes " and stops those arriving illegally , "making

Patel will pledge a system that is “ fair and compassionate toward those who need our help,” according to extracts of the speech. “But firm because we will stop the abuse of the broken system . Firm , because we will stop those who come here illegally making endless legal claims to remain.


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The home secretary will promise an asylum system that is "firm and fair" when she speaks at the Conservative Party conference later.

Priti Patel will present a system that would see the government routinely denying asylum to migrants who cross the English Channel on boats or via other "illegal routes".

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“A fair asylum system should provide safe haven to those fleeing persecution, oppression or “I will introduce a new system that is firm and fair . Fair and compassionate towards those who need our Firm because we will stop those who come here illegally making endless legal claims to remain.

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This would include migrants who pay criminal gangs or smugglers to help them reach the UK but "legal routes" would be created for those at risk of harm, she has promised.

Ms Patel told The Sunday Times: "Currently, everybody that comes to our country and makes an asylum claim, they are treated the same, irrespective of the route through which they have entered our country - and that simply isn't right."

a large ship in a body of water: Migrants arriving by boat in the UK would be routinely refused asylum © Imagebridge Migrants arriving by boat in the UK would be routinely refused asylum

It comes after the government was widely criticised after reports emerged that it had considered housing asylum seekers on disused oil rigs, banishing them to camps in Moldova or Papua New Guinea, or building floating walls in the sea to keep them out.

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Earlier reports suggested that UK Home Secretary Priti Patel had ordered officials to explore plans to process asylum seekers on Ascension Island, a British overseas Log in Register Log out . 4, 2020. Many of the current asylum policies being mulled over were drawn up by a Cabinet Office task

The first would reshape the system , with all asylum seekers being shared out across the EU on a quota basis, regardless of where they first arrived . One option would be to to rip-up the so-called Dublin Regulation that allows northern EU countries such as Britain to deport asylum seekers to their

Ms Patel will speak to the Conservative Party conference later and will commit to the "biggest overhaul of our asylum system in decades".

She will say: "Under Conservative leadership, the United Kingdom has and always will provide sanctuary when the lights are being switched off on people's liberties."

Ms Patel will say: "From the expulsion of Ugandan Asians from a repressive regime, to proudly resettling more Syrian refugees than any other EU country, to supporting campaigners fleeing political persecution in Hong Kong."

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Ms Patel's new system will stop people who make "endless legal claims to remain" in the UK and it will "expedite the removal of those who have no claim for protection".

"I will take every necessary step to fix this broken system, amounting to the biggest overhaul of our asylum system in decades," Ms Patel will say.

Britain's Home Secretary Priti Patel arrives at Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) in central London on September 22, 2020 to attend the weekly meeting of the cabinet. - The UK government will on Tuesday announce new measures to curb rising coronavirus cases across England, hours after upgrading the virus alert level with top advisers warning of a surging death toll within two months without immediate action. (Photo by Leon Neal / POOL / AFP) (Photo by LEON NEAL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) Britain's Home Secretary Priti Patel arrives at Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) in central London on September 22, 2020 to attend the weekly meeting of the cabinet. - The UK government will on Tuesday announce new measures to curb rising coronavirus cases across England, hours after upgrading the virus alert level with top advisers warning of a surging death toll within two months without immediate action. (Photo by Leon Neal / POOL / AFP) (Photo by LEON NEAL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

"We will continue to hunt down the criminal gangs who traffic people into our country.

"I will continue to use the full force of our outstanding National Crime Agency and intelligence agencies to go after them.

"We will make more immediate returns of those who come here illegally and break our rules, every single week.

"And we will explore all practical measures and options to deter illegal migration."

Government figures show there were 34,354 asylum applications in the UK in the year ending September 2019 - 22% more than the previous year and the highest number since the year ending June 2016.

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