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Refugees: Sudan

Question for Home Office

UIN 94566, tabled on 16 December 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will consider prioritising asylum applications submitted by asylum seekers from Sudan who have recently in Northern Ireland to offer protection to those who have challenged the military regime in that country and their families.

Answered on

5 January 2022

All asylum claims are considered on a case by case basis and in line with published policy. Claims by Sudanese nationals will be considered in the same way as claims from any other nationality.

We do not believe it is appropriate to prioritise claims from one nationality over another as many claimants, irrespective of nationality, are potentially vulnerable and no one is expected to leave the UK while they have a claim outstanding.

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