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The Refugee Ban Bill

On Tuesday 7th March 2023, the Home Secretary introduced a new Bill called the “Illegal Migration Bill”. Organisations and people across the UK are calling it “the Refugee Ban Bill” or the "Anti-Refugee Bill".

The Bill puts a duty on the Home Secretary to arrange the removal of people who come to the UK without permission if they have not arrived directly from a country where their life and liberty is at risk. If they make an asylum claim, it will be declared “inadmissible” – so it won’t be heard – and there is no right to appeal.

At BIHR, we have serious human rights concerns about the Refugee Ban Bill's removal of vital human rights protections for people.

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