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UK: Government must recognise defeats in Lords means borders bill is 'unworkable'

Houses of Parliament in London
Houses of Parliament in London © 2021 SOPA Images

In response to the Nationality and Borders Bill once again being rejected by the House of Lords and returning to the Commons, Steve Valdez-Symonds, Amnesty International UK’s Refugee and Migrant Rights Director, said:

“The Government’s chaotic, obstructive and inept responses to the Afghan and Ukraine refugee crises are part and parcel of the same harmful attitude to people seeking asylum that this fundamentally ill-conceived bill demonstrates.

“The Lords have given the Government yet another opportunity to recognise what we can all see - that asylum policy as set out in this bill is completely unworkable, out of step with reality and ​incompatible with the UK’s moral and legal obligations.”

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