The Migration Observatory informs debates on international migration and public policy.
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UK policies to deter people from claiming asylum
Statistics and research evidence to inform discussion about policy measures designed explicitly to deter people from seeking asylum in the UK.
The UK’s asylum backlog
What we know about the UK’s asylum backlog, its causes, and its consequences.
How is the End of Free Movement Affecting the Low-wage Labour Force in the UK?
Examining the post-Brexit immigration policy and the effect on labour shortages
commentary 26 Apr 2023
This commentary examines the Illegal Migration Bill, which proposes to prevent the government from hearing people’s asylum claims if they entered the UK without authorisation.
commentary 13 Apr 2023
briefing 05 Apr 2023
commentary 04 Apr 2023
briefing 24 Mar 2023
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The Migration Observatory, at the University of Oxford COMPAS (Centre on Migration, Policy and Society)
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commentary 27 Apr 2023
Albanian asylum seekers in the UK and EU: a look at recent data
This short commentary outlines some key statistics about Albanian asylum seekers in the UK and the EU more broadly.