Permission to work

Take actionStill Human is calling on the Government to give asylum seekers permission to work if they have been waiting for more than six months for their cases to be concluded, or if they have been refused asylum but cannot be returned home through no fault of their own (e.g. because removals have been suspended).

This will prevent vulnerable people being left in a state of limbo for prolonged periods of time, will reduce the burden on the taxpayer and allow a small number of asylum seekers to support themselves and their families while contributing to the economy. Those who are allowed to stay in the UK, will find it much easier to become part of British society if they have been given the chance to work.

Please ask your MP to support this policy. Take action in less than two minutes on 38 Degrees’ website at:

Try and make your letter individual by writing in your own words or using additional information. For more information see the chapter on work in our report At the end of the line.

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