Petition Devolve immigration powers for refugees to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

Devolve the power to accept migrants claiming to be refugees, to process claims for refugee status, and to grant to refugees with claims assessed as valid indefinite leave to remain within their respective territories, to Scotland, to Wales, and to Northern Ireland.

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Scotland has a long history of welcoming refugees and asylum seekers.

Scotland also needs immigration. Its economy has an unmet need for labour in many sectors.

Devolving immigration powers regarding refugees to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland could help the UK to fulfil its obligations under the 1951 Refugee Convention without putting pressure on communities in England that object to welcoming refugees.

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