Asylum Bill measures 'long overdue'


December 16, 2003

In its comments on the Asylum and Immigration Bill think-tank Migrationwatch said the measures were 'long overdue.'

'For too long asylum seekers have been able to exploit every opportunity for delay,' said Chairman, Sir Andrew Green

'The abolition of the Appeals Tribunal could be a major improvement.  And it is high time that measures were taken against those who deliberately destroy their documents.

'We recognise that the exclusion of judicial review is very unusual but it
is justified by its constant use as a means of further delay - to the point
of imposing a heavy burden on the High Court and Court of Appeal,' 
he said.

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