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Asylum: Deportation

Question for Home Office

UIN 906757, tabled on 18 December 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many failed asylum seekers were deported in 2014; and if she will make a statement.

Answered on

5 January 2015

The UK has a proud tradition of providing sanctuary to those fleeing persecution but we will seek to remove those not found to be in need of international protection. 5,259 failed asylum seekers departed from the UK in the first nine months of 2014. In every year of this Government more illegal migrants have left the UK than in any year before 2010.

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