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

What we donít know
Thousands of asylum seekers are doctors Ė but we donít know enough about illegal arrivals

There is a lot we don't know because of the way data on migrants is collected.

We lack accurate figures for who comes in and out - and we don't know enough about illegal workers or their skills.

We don't know how many people over-stayed their visas instead of leaving.

And while some failed asylum seekers are removed, others choose to go.

We don't also don't know how much they might contribute to the economy, since asylum seekers are not able to work.