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Enforced returns to begin

It seems that enforced repatriation of failed Iraqi asylum-seekers is about to begin. This would be fine, of course, if we could have any faith at all in the systems and people who make the decisions about who is in danger and what is 'safe' for whom... There is so much evidence to suggest that they often get it very wrong indeed.

In the meantime, pressure on asylum-seekers wishing to appeal a decision against them is increasing. New measures to deprive families of their homes and benefits have been described as a kind of 'blackmail' since they force people to choose between homelessness and separation from their children or returning to a country where they fear for their lives. Ironically, such measures may also turn out to be much more costly to taxpayers than the current ones.

Hmmm...so we're clearly talking practical solutions, rather than reactions driven by fear, ignorance and desperate attempts to win votes, then?
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