Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Unpublished letter to the Time #19


Vote Leave's proposed Asylum and Immigration Control Bill would create a problem for how Britain handles asylum cases. Brexit would mean our exit from the Dublin Regulation and so end the UK's right to return asylum seekers to the EU country they entered first. The concern is that this could create a pull factor attracting more asylum seekers taking risks with their lives in the knowledge they might settle in Britain without any prospect of return to the EU. This is an odd outcome for any Brexit campaigner to support.




Professor Thom Brooks

Chair in Law and Government

Author, Becoming British: UK Citizenship Examined (Biteback, 2016)

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