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Asylum seekers ‘deserve rights’: CEN 11.02.07 p 4. November 7, 2007

Posted by geoconger in Church of England Newspaper, House of Lords, Immigration.

lord-avebury.jpgTHE ARCHBISHOP of York and the Bishop of Winchester have endorsed Lib-Dem Home Affairs spokesman Lord Avebury’s call to give asylum seekers the benefit of British civil liberties and greater access to legal protections.

Lord Avebury’s amendments came in the third reading of the UK Borders Bill. He argued that a clause in the proposed legislation imposed ‘residence and reporting conditions on any person whatever granted leave to enter or remain in the UK unless that grant is for an indefinite period.’

“Hundreds of thousands of immigrants therefore face the possibility that they may be required to report monthly, weekly or even daily to an immigration officer, to reside at a specified address or to be present at that place of residence at particular times,” Lord Avebury said

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