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Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Have they left their wives and children to rot back in the countries they have fled, in fear of their lives, from?

First of all, some official terminology.

United Nations term for an Asylum Seeker as: An asylum seeker is someone who has applied for asylum and is waiting for a decision as to whether or not they are a refugee. In other words, in the UK an asylum seeker is someone who has asked the Government for refugee status and is waiting to hear the outcome of their application.

United Nations term a refugee as: A refugee is someone who has been forced to flee his or her country because of persecution, war, or violence. A refugee has a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group.

There are many sites all offering a similar term for an economic migrant, which is: An economic migrant is someone who emigrates from one region to another because living conditions or job opportunities are not good in their own country and to seek an improvement their standard of living elsewhere.

Liberty state: If you come into the UK and you are escaping persecution you have a right to seek asylum. But you will only be given refuge if you show that:

  • You are outside your own country;
  • You have a well-founded fear of persecution;
  • That persecution is because of your race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion; and
  • You can’t rely on your country’s government to protect you from the persecution.
  • If you can show that you meet all the criteria above, then the UK has a duty not to return you to where you will face persecution.heir standard of living elsewhere.

However, Liberty have omitted a most important reason:

  • providing the UK is the first country you have arrived at.

The following is from a legal article: There is no obligation under the refugee convention or any other instrument of international law that requires refugees to seek asylum in any particular country. There has, however, been a long-standing "first country of asylum" principle in international law by which countries are expected to take refugees fleeing from persecution in a neighbouring state. This principle has developed so that, in practice, an asylum seeker who had the opportunity to claim asylum in another country is liable to be returned there in order for his or her claim to be determined.

So, under international law, the Geneva Convention, and our moral obligation, the UK has a legal obligation to accept Asylum Seekers providing the UK is the first safe country the asylum seeker arrives at.

One wonders what sort of person would flee danger and persecution whilst leaving their wives and children in such evil countries. Have you noticed that around 95% of these Asylum Seekers are men? Fine if they are all single men, which is doubtful, but who is asking the question, if they are genuine asylum seekers, and have left their wives and children to rot back in the countries they have fled, in fear of their lives from, do we want such people in Europe?


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