This petition was submitted during the 2015–2017 Conservative government
Petition End the Safe Return Review policy and grant automatic settlement to refugees
This new policy means that refugees are deprived of long-term security, certainty and peace of mind by denying them automatic permanent residence.
We demand the right of automatic settlement for refugees.
Because refugees, employers and colleges can no longer assume a refugee will qualify for settlement, it will be harder for refugees to find work, commit to educational courses or simply settle down and rebuild their lives. It means some refugees will be at risk of detention, deportation or navigating hostile environment policies. It means more work for Home Office, more potential for bad decisions made by caseworkers, and more legal burden on people fleeing persecution.
This petition closed early because of a General Election Find out more on the Petitions Committee website