Quick Guide:Asylum and Immigration
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How many asylum seekers?

Asylum decisions

Who comes here?

Who gets to stay?

What we donít know

Economic impact

Asylum decisions

It's hard to know for sure how many asylum seekers are genuine refugees as opposed to economic migrants.

Far more applicants are being rejected than before - but about a fifth of those who appeal are later found to be in genuine need.

Removal of failed applicants has increased, but only one in 15 of last year's refusals has been deported.

It is hard to remove people if individuals don't have the documents to be accepted by their home countries.