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Immigration and Asylum Act 1993
This provided a statutory right of asylum appeal
Asylum and Immigration Act 1996
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The Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
The Act introduced a one-stop appeal system requiring an adjudicator considering an asylum appeal also to deal with any other appealable matters raised by the applicant, e.g. human rights appeals.
The 1999 Asylum and Immigration Act aimed to (i) stop the flow of applicants,
(ii) ease councils of the financial burden, and (iii) relieve the housing and
social pressures in London and south-east England. It heralded the socially
divisive 'dispersal' scheme, under which all new asylum seekers in the UK (predominantly
London and south-east England) were transferred to a different region - and
they are not given a choice of where to go.
Immigration and Asylum Bill 2002
The Bill also includes proposals for some asylum seekers' children to attend separate schools (at present, asylum seekers attend mainstream schools).
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"It is increasing difficult for asylum seekers to prove that they are legitimate refugees because British policy seems intent on criminalising them by defining them as illegal economic migrants"
Source: 'Ethnicities' Journal, March 2002