Fixing Britain's Asylum system

Writing in the Sun, Home Secretary Priti Patel has set out her commitment to fix our asylum system, tackling the abhorrent practice of people smuggling and  the criminal gangs who carry it out.

  • We are proud of Britain’s record in protecting vulnerable people fleeing oppression, prosecution, or tyranny, but our asylum system is broken and open to abuse. 
  • The government's New Plan for Immigration will be fair but firm, driven by a singular principle that access to our asylum system should be based according to need, not on the ability to pay people smugglers, and we will put a stop to the repeated and meritless claims that have blighted the system. 
  • But Britain will also continue to uphold our moral obligations and welcome people most in need through safe and legal routes, granting those who come legally indefinite leave to remain so they can rebuild their lives in the U.K.


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