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Immigration Policy (Independent Scotland)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 20th November 2019.

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Photo of Emma Harper Emma Harper Scottish National Party

The Home Office currently prevents people from working, studying or claiming welfare support while their immigration status is being challenged. I have supported constituents who have been left with no choice other than to rely on charities for food, clothing and housing. Will the minister join me in condemning that inhumane approach from the United Kingdom Home Office, and will he give assurances we will do things differently in an independent Scotland, with a person-centred and fair approach to immigration policy?