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Prime Minister’s statement on Albania – response by Migrants’ Rights Network MRN and Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants JCWI

Following the Prime Minister’s recent statement in Parliament to the effect that asylum claims from anyone coming from Albania will be declared to be “unfounded”, MRN and JCWI have issued a joint statement which can be read here.

Many of those who claim asylum in the UK from Albania are survivors of trafficking and modern slavery, and  any fast-tracked deportation scheme would place them at risk of re-trafficking and further harm. The Home Office’s own recent statistics also show that the majority of asylum claims made by people from Albania are granted.