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Why Nationality and Borders Bill will increase number of undocumented people in UK

The following is analysis extracted from the joint submission of Migrant Voice and Amnesty International UK to the Public Bill Committee on this Bill. It considers one of the primary objectives Ministers claim to be pursuing by this Bill. That objective is to “deter unauthorised entry to UK.”

The Bill is unlikely to achieve this objective but risks deterring people, who do enter the UK, from coming forward to enter the asylum system. If so, this will be profoundly harmful to various of the other objectives said to be pursued by this Bill while of no use in achieving the objective of deterring entry to the UK.

Analysis of why Bill will lead to more undocumented people in the UK