Migration Watch UK press comment on today's report by A…[PR508 - 21 September 2017]
February 24, 2004The reduction in claims is welcome but the UK was the largest recipient of asylum seekers in the Western world in 2003.  This will continue for as long as we fail to remove those whose claims are rejected.
|||Source UNHCR Asylum Levels and Trends in Industrialised Countries - 2003 issued 24/02/04|
|||House of Commons Home Affairs Committee: Second Report of Session 2003-4 paragraph 229|
|||In 2003 there have been 65,655 appeals dismissed and a further 8,015 applicants who did not appeal against their initial rejection - a total of over 73,000 principal applicants who would becoming liable for removal. But only 12,490 principal applicants were removed|