When They Arrive

Asylum seekers will be placed in accommodation with other asylum seekers. They have no control over where they are placed.

 

They are given an allowance of around £5 per day to live on.

 

They are not allowed to work.

 

They are not entitled to any education so cannot begin to learn English.

 

They must provide evidence to obtain leave to remain. It is very difficult as they have (usually) poor English, are far from support to provide the evidence and 44% of asylum claims are rejected.

 

When 'leave to remain' status is given support is withdrawn after 28 days, during which time they must make arrangements for obtaining an income, finding housing, buying all the things to make a home.

 

Asylum seekers and refugees do not, by any means, get an easy ride or to live in the lap of luxury.

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