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Children’s Society ‘overwhelmed’ by asylum families

by Rebecca Paveley

HUNDREDS of children are falling into destitution because of Britain’s harsh asylum system, the Children’s Society reports. The Society says that it is being overwhelmed in areas such as the West Midlands by the demand from families for food, housing, and basic goods.

It blames the rise on the Immigra­tion and Asylum Act, which bans people from working if they have been refused asylum but cannot re­turn to their home countries im­medi­ately. They can apply ...

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