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Old 3rd Jan 2019, 16:39
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Originally Posted by WingNut60 View Post
I am lead to believe that about 30% of claims are verified and accepted.
Of the remainder, about a further 30% of rejections are reversed on appeal.
So that takes you out to about 40 - 50 % are finally accepted.

My source is not verifiable. Anyone have any better numbers?
This seems to be ligit...

BBC Reality Check

More than 230 people have attempted to cross the English Channel in small boats since November, according to a tally being kept by BBC News.

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has declared the crossings "a major incident".

Mr Javid said that while the UK had "obligations to genuine asylum seekers which we will uphold, we will not stand by and allow reckless criminals to take advantage of some of the most vulnerable people in our global society".

So how many of those who've crossed the Channel in recent weeks are claiming asylum? The Home Office declined to give details.

But if all of them did so, it would be equivalent to the number of people who claim asylum in the UK every three days.

How many asylum seekers are there?

In 2017, there were 26,350 applications for asylum made in the UK.

This compares with 198,255 applications for asylum made in Germany, 126,550 in Italy and 91,070 in France over the same period.

In total in the UK, there were 21,290 decisions made with 31.8% gaining some form of protection.

The UK grants "refugee status" to those who are unable to live in their own country for fear of persecution because of race, religion, nationality, political opinion or other factors such as sexual orientation. A successful application usually allows someone leave to remain for five years with the opportunity after that to apply for indefinite leave to remain.Data on how migrants arrive in the UK is not readily available, but a report by the Migration Advisory Committee released in May 2018 provides estimates for "clandestine entries".
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