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The danger of putting migrants in warehouse ghettos

UK migrant policy has taken a dangerous new turn

11 June 2022

9:00 AM

11 June 2022

9:00 AM

So far the UK has managed to avoid the kind of clashes between asylum seekers and local residents that blight other European countries. Our workforce is now 19 per cent immigrant – an even higher percentage than America’s. But this relative harmony might soon be threatened.

Since 2018 the processing backlog for asylum seekers has grown to a staggering size, thanks to the Home Office’s failures, Covid lockdowns and, to a lesser degree, a recent rise in the number of Channel crossings.

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