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Forced inactivity and barriers to participation among refused asylum seekers / Jon Burnett, Fidelis Chebe

PAFRAS Briefing Paper Number 12, Issue: 12, Pages: 1 - 8

Swansea University Author: Jon Burnett

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PAFRAS Briefing Paper 12 focuses on the ‘deskilling’ of refused asylum seekers. Asylum seekers are prevented from working in the UK except where there are extenuating circumstances, and if a claim for asylum is refused then this denial of work is continued. At all stages of the asylum process an ind...

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Published in: PAFRAS Briefing Paper Number 12
Published: Leeds Positive Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers 2009
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa52332
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Abstract: PAFRAS Briefing Paper 12 focuses on the ‘deskilling’ of refused asylum seekers. Asylum seekers are prevented from working in the UK except where there are extenuating circumstances, and if a claim for asylum is refused then this denial of work is continued. At all stages of the asylum process an individual is forced into a form of limbo, with opportunities for employment and education limited both formally and informally.
Keywords: Asylum, destitution, work
College: Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law
Issue: 12
Start Page: 1
End Page: 8