Hundreds of Eritreans’ asylum applications still ‘incorrectly refused’

MPs say it is unacceptable for Home Office to continue basing decisions on guidance acknowledged to be wrong

Hundreds of asylum applications from Eritreans are being incorrectly refused by the government owing to its “unacceptable” policy on accepting refugees from the country, MPs have said.

The home affairs select committee has called on the Home Office to explain why it still has not updated its guidance on asylum seekers from Eritrea, even though it has acknowledged the guidance to be wrong.

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