In response to the Control of Immigration Statistics 2009 and Quarter 2 2010, released by the Home Office today, Dave Garratt, acting Chief Executive of Refugee Action, said:
“We are concerned that the latest figures show that one in four initial asylum refusals is later found to be wrong at appeal. For certain nationalities, such as for people from Somalia, this figure rises to 1 in 2. We are particularly concerned that this comes at a time when the government is planning to make cuts to legal aid for asylum appeals … //
… If you have any media enquires please contact Julia Ravenscroft, Press Officer at Refugee Action, on 0161 831 5454 or 07771 748 159. (full text).