Response to High Court ruling...

February 19, 2003

In response to the High Court decision allowing a challenge by six asylum seekers against new rules denying them housing and benefit, Migrationwatch issued the following statement.

'This is good news for asylum seekers but bad news for Britain - and again it exposes the chaos that is the Government's asylum policy. While no one wishes to see people suffer the fact remains that nine out of 10 asylum seekers get to stay in Britain, most of them illegally. We have to take tough decisions in the short term for the longer-term benefit of society. British people understand this - 80% want much tougher immigration controls, including 52% of the ethnic community.'

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