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Asylum Seekers for Dummies
A person who owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality and is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country; or who, not having a nationality and being outside the country of his former habitual residence as a result of such events, is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to return to it.
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The European Council at its special meeting in Tampere on 15 and 16 October 1999 agreed to work towards establishing a Common European Asylum System
Rules regarding refugee status should be 'complemented' by measures on subsidiary forms of protection .
Subsidiary protection should be 'complementary and additional' to the refugee protection enshrined in the Geneva Convention
Judicial review is a process whereby a high court Judge examines the decision making process of a public body in this case the Appeals Tribunal / Department of Justice . Only asylum seekers are entitled to free legal aid in relation to Judicial review , other members of the public wishing to challenge the decision of a public body have to pay a lot of money .
Furthermore , The International Organisation for Migration which offers Grants to Immigrants to return home tells stories of Asylum Seekers in Ireland who decided to return home after realising they could get Money to do so. One Such Story Goes :
I would have dealt with around 500 cases . I let in 2 people in 6 years . The majority of the cases were not refugees within the meaning of the united nations declaration on refugees . The majority of people were actually trafficked into this country . These People obviously have money to get this far . You would have to surmise the real refugees are left back home , those who cant afford to pay traffickers - Sean Deegan
Victor came to Ireland to seek asylum but after 3 months, he contacted IOM Dublin to discuss the option of voluntary return to Nigeria. he was told that a tailor in the busy market area was looking for apprentices. He decided to use the IOM reintegration money to pay for the apprenticeship. The investment of time and money in learning a useful trade will hopefully prove beneficial to Victor in the long-term
Furthermore the EU's Family Re-unification Directive which is going to be implemented into Irish Law will allow all the family members and relatives of migrants the entitlement to reside in Ireland .
In December 2014, Francis Fitzgerald announced that following applications to her Department from relatives already resident here a total of 111 people from Syria and the surrounding region had been brought to Ireland.
In 2014, Irish Tax payers spent 53.21 Million euro on Direct Provision Accomodation for asylum seekers. That same year they spent 2,688 ,787 on High Court legal fees for Asylum Seekers who decided to appeal the decision of the Refugee Appeals Tribunal to the High Court where win or lose they wont have to pay a penny .
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In June , a report into the asylum system was published .
The Report was commissioned by Francis Fitzgerald and Aodhán Ó Ríordáin .
The report recommended granting an amnesty to "3,350" failed asylum seekers who are in the system more than 5 years within six months . even though every single person in the system more than 8 months has already had a fair hearing , they have been given two decisions , one to their initial application and one to their appeal , they all have been issued with notice of proposal to deport letters .
Paragraph 26 : In the case of all persons awaiting a decision at the protection process and leave to remain stages and have been in the system five years or more , the solution proposed is that they should be granted protection status or leave to remain as soon as possible and within a maximum of six months
Paragraph 27 : In the case of all persons who have a deportation order and who have been in the system for five years or more the solution proposed is that they should have their deportation order revoked as soon as possible and within a maximum period of six months"
Aodhán Ó Ríordáin described the report as another "yes equality moment" and said there was an "historic opportunity and moral obligation" to implement the reports findings as soon as possible.
Out of the 9 Contributors to the report , 7 are members of Immigrant and Refugee Rights Organisations
At present , Asylum Seekers living in direct provision centres receive full board treatment , room and food (assistance in kind) , they also receive a weekly allowance of 19.10 for personal items , they have access to pre-school , primary and secondary education and to ancillary supports such as school transport .
Despite this ,
The Report Recommends that asylum seekers "should have access to their own private living space"
In addition , the report is not happy with asylum seekers who are single having to share bedrooms .
" they should have the possibility of applying for a single room after nine months and be offered one after 15 "
In addition , the report recommends increasing the personal allowance to 38.74 euro per week .
It also recommends asylum seekers be allowed work after 9 months even if their application has not been decided .
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[url=http://www.thetricolour.com/Videos/189/politics/Majority-of-Asylum-Seekers-coming-to-Ireland-not-Refugees-says-retired-appeals-inspector/l4458779/]Sean Deegan Video [/url]