Asylum-seeker charities are just playing the system, says Woolas – The Guardian

Posted November 18th, 2008 in asylum, news by sally

“Immigration minister Phil Woolas has attacked lawyers and charities working on behalf of asylum seekers, accusing them of undermining the law and ‘playing the system’. In an interview with the Guardian, Woolas described the legal professionals and NGO workers as ‘an industry’, and said most asylum seekers were not fleeing persecution but were economic migrants.”

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The Guardian, 18th November 2008