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Immigration Inspector discusses UK asylum system

08 July 2019

The EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee takes evidence from the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration.

Background

The Sub-Committee has launched an inquiry into future UK-EU asylum cooperation. This inquiry will look at the UK’s current relationship with the Common European Asylum System (CEAS) and consider what type of agreement the UK should seek with the EU on asylum cooperation after Brexit. In this session, Chief Inspector David Bolt will explain the UK’s asylum and refugee system and discuss the findings of his recent reports into the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme (VPRS) and the functioning of the UK-France border at Dover and Calais.

Witnesses

Wednesday 10 July 2019, Committee Room 3, Palace of Westminster

At 10.40am:

  • David Bolt, Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration

Possible Questions

Topics likely to be covered in the session include:

  • The Home Office's handling of refugee family reunion cases
  • The effectiveness of the integration support available to people who have been granted asylum in the UK
  • Support offered to people resettled through VPRS compared to those who make their first claim for asylum in the UK
  • Possible implications of a 'no deal' Brexit scenario for the numbers of migrants crossing the Channel

Further information

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