Closed petition Grant citizenship to asylum seekers living in the UK for more than 7 years

Asylum seekers living in the UK for more than 7 years with no criminal records should be given British citizenship considering their living conditions after repeated warnings from healthcare professionals & humanitarian groups specially during Covid-19.

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Asylum seekers do not have permission to work while awaiting a decision on their claim. They can end up living in squalid, unsafe slum housing conditions along with some facing racial & hate crime experiences. The long queues and long waiting hours at the reporting centre another factor in part of making life harder for them. A key concern highlighted is their mental health, with NGOs noting that asylum seekers are more likely to experience poor mental health than the local population.

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