MPs unite to aid asy­lum seek­ers

Sunday Mirror - - FRONT PAGE - BY NIGEL NEL­SON Po­lit­i­cal Ed­i­tor

ASY­LUM seek­ers could get the right to work in Bri­tain af­ter six months here.

A cross-party group of MPs is tabling an amend­ment to the Im­mi­gra­tion Bi l l , whi ch comes be­fore the Com­mons on Wed­nes­day.

It will have the sup­port of Labour, SNP, Lib Dems and some Tories, in­clud­ing for­mer Cab­i­net min­is­ters Nicky Morgan and Caro­line Spel­man.

Stephen Hale, of Refugee Ac­tion, said: “Giv­ing peo­ple seek­ing asy­lum the right to work, earn a liv­ing and re­build their lives is long over­due.”

Lib Dem Chris­tine Jar­dine added: “Be­ing de­nied the right to work and to put food on the ta­ble is cruel and undig­ni­fied.”

Home Sec­re­tary Sa­jid Javid has also sig­nalled he’s sym­pa­thetic to change.


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