Asylum Seekers and Refugees in the Contemporary World by David J. Whittaker

By David J. Whittaker

Examining a couple of case stories, together with Palestinian, Afghan and Iraqi refugees, David J. Whittaker’s publication offers a balanced creation to this very arguable subject.

Fuelled by means of wide assurance within the media, the problem of asylum seekers and refugees is among the so much observed topics in modern politics. Whittaker cuts during the emotive language to offer an target creation to the subject. 

Asylum Seekers and Refugees within the modern World discusses the overseas in addition to nationwide implications of the problem, and the e-book appears intimately on the factor because it has affected Britain and Europe specifically, in addition to together with fabric at the UN and its reaction to the refugee ‘problem’.

Including a last assertion at the British government’s 2005 proposals for facing refugees, this volume is crucial studying for all scholars of the background of the fashionable international and is perfect for newbies to the subject.

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Now and then, disaster strikes, looming large in a day’s headlines. The nineteen Chinese picking cockles in Morecambe Bay in the spring of 2004 were said to earn in two months what would have taken them a year in their native land. They paid with their lives. Of course, every effort is made by the authorities to trace the sweated illegality and brutality of what looks like a return to the worst excesses of the early Industrial Revolution. The visibles and the need for action They are, of course, highly visible in the streets, those who are looking for a safer life.

Over the last fifty years, many thousands of refugees have fled their homes with the barest of necessities, unable to get valid documentation from an authority from whose persecution they are escaping. It is likely that women, in particular, may not have access to or own their own travel or identity papers. The Act of 2004 will be there in the statute book firmly enough, but its tenor will be deplored by many who have to wrestle with the unforeseen and the incalculable, factors which make for problematic dealings with inarticulate and apprehensive seekers after a safe and ordered existence.

Visas are introduced. Housing rights are reduced. 1996 Asylum and Immigration Act—provides for fast-tracking of applications, criminalises false entry attempts, brings in more benefit reduction, introduces a ‘white list’ of ‘safe countries’. 1998 Immigration and Asylum Act—brings in a range of sanctions against carriers, provides for detention where necessary, removes benefits rather drastically, arranges for asylum seeker dispersal to provincial ‘clusters’, increases powers for investigation, search and arrest.

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