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Prime Minister asserts that refugees should claim asylum in the first safe country they reach (15 March 2017)

Date: 15/03/2017
Duncan Lewis, Immigration Solicitors, Prime Minister asserts that refugees should claim asylum in the first safe country they reach

The Prime Minster has given a Statement to Parliament on the March EU Council meeting and next steps in preparing to trigger Article 50.

Theresa May told the House of Commons that she welcomed the progress made in implementing the action plan agreed at the EU summit in Malta in February. The Prime Minister added that the UK was providing additional staff to support the interviewing of Iraqi, Afghan and Eritrean nationals as part of Greece working to implement the EU-Turkey deal.

Mrs May told Parliament:

“At this Council, I argued that we must do more to dismantle the vile people smuggling rings who profit from the migrants’ misery and who are subjecting many to unimaginable abuses

“As I have argued before, we need a managed, controlled, and truly global approach – and that is exactly what this Council agreed.

“We need to help ensure refugees claim asylum in the first safe country they reach – and help those countries support the refugees, so they don’t have to make the perilous journey to Europe.

“And we need a better overall approach to managing economic migration – one which recognises that all countries have the right to control their borders.”


The Prime Minister said this would be an important part of the discussions at the Somalia Conference, which the UK is hosting in London in May.

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