Asylum: Deportation

Home Office written question – answered on 5th January 2015.

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Photo of Henry Bellingham Henry Bellingham Conservative, North West Norfolk

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many failed asylum seekers were deported in 2014; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire Minister of State (Home Office) (Security and Immigration)

The UK has a proud tradition of providing sanctuary to those fleeing persecution but we will seek to remove those not found to be in need of international protection. 5,259 failed asylum seekers departed from the UK in the first nine months of 2014. In every year of this Government more illegal migrants have left the UK than in any year before 2010.

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