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Migrant scheme 'a waste of money'

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A £1m Home Office project to help failed asylum seekers return home has resulted in just one family leaving the country, the BBC has learned. Lisa Nandy, a policy adviser at the Children's Society, explains why she believes it was a "real scandal" that an opportunity to do more for the families had been missed. Keith Vaz, chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee, says the project has been a waste of money.

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