60th Anniversary of the Refugee Convention

June 20, 2011

The following comment can be attributed to Sir Andrew Green, Chairman of Migration Watch UK.

"The situation has changed beyond recognition since the Refugee Convention was signed 60 years ago. There is now widespread abuse. Over half of all applicants in the UK only claim when detected. Nearly two thirds (60%) of all cases decided in the last five years were rejected after a long and expensive legal process but less than half of them are being removed. Those, like ourselves, who are serious about genuine refugees must be equally serious about removing asylum seekers who turn out to be bogus if public support for the system is to be sustained."

Notes to Editors:
1 Claims when detected
Outcome of Cases
Numbers removed

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