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UK: Home Office's offshore refugees plan is 'utterly reckless'

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Responding to reports that the Home Secretary is considering sending people seeking asylum in the UK to be processed in countries or overseas territories deemed “safe”, Steve Valdez-Symonds, Refugee and Migrant Director at Amnesty International UK, said:

“It’s deeply concerning that in a country like the UK, which receives very few people seeking asylum, the Government continues this utterly reckless discussion about finding another country to carry out its responsibilities.

“Ministers should put an end to this and instead commit to ensuring that women, men and children who seek asylum in this country are properly supported with their claims dealt with fully, fairly and efficiently.”


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