Asylum seekers and refugees

Fact checks about refugees and asylum seekers in the UK

11 January 2019

We factchecked a viral video on asylum seekers

Asylum seekers have to be destitute to get support and, if eligible, can’t choose what type of housing they get.

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We factchecked a viral video on asylum seekers
24 April 2018

How many child asylum seekers are found to be adults?

Two thirds of assessed child asylum seekers, but a small proportion of all child asylum seekers, are found to be over 18.

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How many child asylum seekers are found to be adults?
19 April 2018

Who gets more, pensioners or refugees?

This viral image claims that pensioners can collect just a fifth of what ‘illegal immigrants’ and refugees can. But how much can each group really get?

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Who gets more, pensioners or refugees?
23 February 2018

Two UK schemes have resettled 11,000 Syrian refugees

The government has a target to take in 23,000 refugees by 2020 from the Middle East and North Africa.

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Two UK schemes have resettled 11,000 Syrian refugees
19 January 2018

How much is the UK spending on security at Calais?

The UK and France have cooperated on border controls around French ports for years. How much do we spend on doing so?

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How much is the UK spending on security at Calais?
6 March 2017

Refugees in the UK

How many refugees and asylum seekers are there in the United Kingdom?

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Refugees in the UK
10 February 2017

The Dubs Amendment: 3,000 refugee children?

The government never officially said that 3,000 child refugees would be accepted under the Dubs Amendment, although some campaigners say they expected that many to arrive.

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The Dubs Amendment: 3,000 refugee children?
9 February 2017

Ask Full Fact: 'Dubs' and 'Dublin'

What are the Dubs 'amendment' and 'Dublin regulation', and why are they relevant to closing the migrant camp at Calais?

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Ask Full Fact: 'Dubs' and 'Dublin'
1 February 2017

The UK, the USA, and Syrian refugees

We’ve looked into Jeremy Corbyn’s and Theresa May’s claims on the government response to the recent US order on refugees, and to the wider Syrian crisis.

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The UK, the USA, and Syrian refugees
31 October 2016

Why do migrants and asylum seekers want to come to the UK?

We look at what the experts say on how, if at all, asylum seekers choose between potential countries of refuge.

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Why do migrants and asylum seekers want to come to the UK?

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