Why asylum seekers should be granted permission to work

Jill Power, describes Micro Rainbow’s view on a controversial issue that affects the lives of thousands of people seeking refuge every year: granting asylum seekers the right to work while their asylum case is determined.
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In this briefing paper, Why asylum seekers should work, Micro Rainbow’s Director of Social and Economic Inclusion, Jill Power, describes Micro Rainbow’s view on a controversial issue that affects the lives of thousands of people seeking refuge every year: granting asylum seekers the right to work while their asylum case is determined.

Micro Rainbow urges policy makers to rethink the structure of the asylum process in particular give permission to work, increase asylum support to a fairer rate and investigate the experience of refugees who need additional support when they gain refugee status. Micro Rainbow asks for a fairer asylum system, which will enable refugees to get the best start to a new life in the UK and remove the barriers that leave refugees living in a cycle of poverty.

Read the full briefing paper, Why asylum seekers should work. For more information on this topic, please e-mail Jill Power

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