10 Feb Afghan Resettlement Schemes: DPG evidence of serious problems
Deighton Pierce Glynn have responded to the inspection being carried out by the Independent Chief Inspector for Borders and Immigration (“ICIBI”) into the UK Government’s Afghan Resettlement Schemes, based on the experience of our clients in a series of judicial reviews regarding incorrect refusals of protection and delayed decision-making. Decisions regarding life-saving protection that are taking 18 months or more, while leaving applicants in situ to face risks to their life and to support themselves while in hiding, are undermining the protective purpose of the Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme (ACRS) and the Afghan Relocation and Assistance Policy (ARAP). For persons evacuated to the UK, there are serious delays in transitioning into long-term housing and support. Read the response for more.