THEY’RE HERE ILLEGALLY

NO.  WE ALL HAVE A RIGHT TO SEEK ASYLUM

 

International law states that anyone has the right to apply for asylum in another country and remain there until the authorities have assessed their claim. There is no such thing as an ‘illegal’ or ‘bogus’ asylum seeker.

 

The burden is on the person seeking asylum to prove and evidence “a well founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion”

 

(1951 UN Convention on Refugees)

 The UK asylum system offers this protection but is strictly controlled and complex.