Need help with my writing homework on UK Immigration Policies Exclude Asylum Seekers. Write a 2250 word paper answering; Most of the UK local councils and Government organizations define an asylum seeker as “someone who enters its territory, seeks refugee status and awaits a decision by its Government on his / her application” (London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, n. d.). This means that anyone who enters the UK territory for some reasons of persecution from another country and applies for a refugee status remains officially an asylum seeker as long as the application remains pending. Asylum seekers whose applications are accepted would become refugees. But, part 6 of the 1999 Immigration and Asylum Act of the UK explains that the term ‘asylum seekers’ also includes those “who have made no claim for protection under the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and its Optional Protocol of 1967”. The term also includes those people who have children under the age of 18 but failed in their asylum claim (Harvey, 2002: 189).


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