Blunkett\'as paskelbe pirmaja amnestija (info gyvenantiems UK)

Blunkett’as paskelbe pirmaja amnestija (info gyvenantiems UK)

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"Home Office" sekretorius David Blunkett spalio 25 d. paskelbe amnestija 50.000 prieglobscio prasytoju.
Idedu straipsni is "The Guardian" laikrascio.


Asylum amnesty for 50,000 heralds tough new measures

Home secretary announces one-off exercise to clear backlog ahead of ‘tough as old boots’ new measures

Alan Travis, home affairs editor
Saturday October 25, 2003
The Guardian

As many as 50,000 asylum seekers and their children are to be allowed to live and work in Britain under a Home Office amnesty.
The home secretary, David Blunkett, said he is to grant "indefinite leave to remain" to up to 15,000 asylum families who applied more than three years ago to "clear the decks" for tough new measures to be announced on Monday.

The one-off exercise was welcomed last night by refugee welfare organisations and will cover families with children who applied for asylum before October 2000 and who have "suffered from the historical delays in the system". They are expected to include some who have been in Britain for up to seven years.

Mr Blunkett said yesterday that the amnesty will involve 15,000 families but it is not yet known how exactly how many adults and children are involved: "It is about the same number that the Conservatives gave exceptional leave to remain to ten years ago, which was 32,000 adults over two years. The difference is that they did not announce what they were doing."

But at the same time the home secretary announced that he is to withdraw all state support from those rejected families of asylum seekers who refuse to leave the country voluntarily when they are offered a paid route home. Families will also face the threat of their children being taken into care.

Mr Blunkett said the new asylum legislation, to be detailed on Monday, would encourage people to come to Britain to work legally while being "as tough as old boots" on those who abused the system.

He said the amnesty was justified because it made no sense to "drag children out of school and people out of communities after so many years".

"Granting this group indefinite leave to remain and enabling them to work is the most cost-effective way of dealing with the situation and will save taxpayer’s money on support and legal aid.

"These are difficult decisions but I do not believe it is the best use of taxpayer’s money to take these expensive longstanding individual appeals through the courts."

The cut-off date of October 2000 is being used because this is when rejected asylum seekers lost their multiple appeal rights against being removed from the country.

Many of the families covered by the amnesty who applied for asylum before that date can still challenge official removal directions in the high court under human rights legislation. In some cases it could be 2008 before they have to leave the country and it seems the Home Office has cut its losses by allowing them to stay.

Currently 12,000 of the 15,000 families involved are being supported by the Home Office which said yesterday £15m in support costs and legal aid would be saved even if only 1,000 of them came off support.

The amnesty decision was welcomed by refugee welfare groups last night but strongly attacked by the Conservatives.

Maeve Sherlock of the Refugee Council said: "It is the right and moral thing to do. It is utterly unfair on families - and especially children - to leave them in limbo, unable to rebuild their lives for years on end. Now the government must focus on getting decisions right much earlier, so people are not left in years of uncertainty."

But the shadow home secretary, Oliver Letwin, said the amnesty would make Britain a magnet for asylum seekers. He argued that only his "far, far away" offshore island processing centre would resolve the problem.

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Taigi paskelbe amnestija Juokiasi
Siandien kalbejau su vienu baltarusiu, tai jis praeita savaite gavo teise nuolat cia gyventi. Jis su advokatu kalbejo apie ta amnestija ir issiaiskino tai, kad seima,kaip prieglobscio prasytoja kuri cia gyvena jau virs 3 metu, ne taip paprasta isvaryti is salies - ypac jei jau yra gimusiu cia vaiku. Yra tam siokiu tokiu apribojimu - jei Home Office nesugeba laiku susitvarkyti Mirkt
Ir East Europe i amnestija pirmiausiai patenka - juk nera jokio tikslo juos nepalikti - gal bent 25% gales eiti dirbti legaliai ir moketi mokescius Mirkt
Na bet gal kas yra is tos grupes, galetu pasisakyti - butu visai idomu Taip