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star this property date less than 2018-03-29more like thismore than 2018-03-29
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum: Children remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department are being taken to reunify unaccompanied child refugees in the UK with their direct relatives. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz remove filter
star this property uin 135065 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Our family reunion policy allows immediate family members of those granted protection here to reunite with them. The Immigration Rules also provide for relatives with protection in the UK to sponsor children in serious and</p><p>compelling circumstances and the Mandate resettlement scheme allows those recognised by the UNCHR as refugees to join close family members here in the UK.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, there is provision in the policy to grant visas outside the Rules in exceptional circumstances, which caters for family members who otherwise do not qualify under the Rules.</p><p> </p><p>However, there is no provision in the Rules for children with refugee status in the UK to sponsor family members to join them. We believe this would create additional motives for more children to be encouraged, or even forced, to leave their family, and risk hazardous journeys hoping to sponsor relatives later. This would play into the hands of criminal gangs who exploit vulnerable people, and goes against our wider safeguarding responsibilities. The best interests of children are reflected in remaining with their families, claiming</p><p>asylum in the first safe country they reach – that is the fastest route to safety – and relying on resettlement schemes to travel safely.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2018-04-16T10:47:03.66Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-16T10:47:03.66Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-03-28more like thismore than 2018-03-28
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum: Children remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many unaccompanied child asylum seekers have been resettled in the UK since the first quarter of 2016. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz remove filter
star this property uin 134937 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Home Office publishes data on the number of unaccompanied asylum seeking children granted UASC, or another form of protection, each quarter, in table as_09_q (asylum volume 3) of the quarterly <em>Immigration Statistics</em> release.</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/immigration-statistics-october-to-december-2017-data-tables" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/immigration-statistics-october-to-december-2017-data-tables</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2018-04-16T10:45:52.707Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-16T10:45:52.707Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this