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Part of Home Department – in the House of Commons on 22nd November 2021.

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Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel The Secretary of State for the Home Department

The UK Government are addressing the challenge of illegal migration for the first time in decades through comprehensive reform to break the entire business model of people smuggling. For the first time, whether someone enters the UK legally or illegally will have an impact on how their asylum claim is processed and on their status in the UK if that claim is successful.