But a refugee can enter a country illegally, apply for an asylum application then become a legal migrant, as Cruella says. How is this right?
Is this the government's answer to solving the problem? A slick piece of legal sophistry that makes an immigrant crossing into Britain illegally, a refugee seeking asylum with a signature on a form.I suppose you could argue that entering a country without the correct documentation is illegal entry.
But in the recent link to a recent judgement, two things were made obvious
1. A reasonable delay in applying for asylum does not change the status of a refugee.
2. Minor breaches of immigration law should be excused for refugees in claiming asylum, or with the intention of claiming asylum.