Asylum applications in the UK reached their highest level in almost 20 years,according to new figures from Ministry of the Interior , while the head of the Council for Refugees calls for less "nationalist positioning" on people fleeing war zones.
The backlog of cases waiting to be processed is also at an all-time high, with 67,547 people in the queue and over 125 000 awaiting a decision or to be removed from the UK.
The numbers are in the form head of the Refugee Council calls on the government to find a better and more humane way of dealing withrefugees and asylum claims.
An analysis of the published adviceLast week shows that almost all of the arrivals in the 18 months leading up to June of this year were from 10 countries, including Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Eritrea and Afghanistan, "where persecution is not uncommon.
He says that more than six out of 10 people from these countries seeking asylum in the Kingdom United get refugee or protection status.
Council chief executive Enver Solomon said: "Horrific deaths in the English Channel are forcing government to stop and think again. Less empty rhetoric, more intelligent realism, less nationalist posture, more world leadership - and most importantly, less punitive oversight.
A government spokesperson said statistics show "the complex scaleof the global migration crisis "but also that the new " points-based system of the Home Office responded to the priorities of the population, welcoming those with the skills the country needs while encouraging business invest in the British ".
He added that " a significant proportion "of asylum claims " should have been made in a first safe country, rather than people risking their lives making dangerous crossings ”, a reference to an EU-wide policy. It has been criticized by countries like Italy and Greece, which were the first stopovers for millions of people fleeing African countries, Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.
A total of 37,562 applications were made in the year ending September, more than in any other 12 month period from the year to 'in June 2004, while a little less than 40,000 requests were filed. It is also higher than the figures observed at the height of the European migration crisis in 2015 and 2016 (36,546).
The data also shows that, during from the year to March 31, 2021, more than 50,000 people had been waiting for a decision for more than six months.
Separate figures released on Thursday show that the Ministry of the Interior is also facing a massive backlog regarding EU citizens already in the country who are now forced to obtain immigration status to live, work, study or retire in the Kingdom United.
More than 5.8 million Citizens of the EU and the European Economic Area and their families, including 1 million children, were granted immigrant status to stay in the UK afterafter Brexit, according to official data.
However, there is a queue of 400,000 people awaiting a decision, and a second backlog of people who have already benefited from a "temporary pre-settlement status" who are required to reapply for residence before having been in the UK for five years or more.
The latest figures on asylum claims show 67,547 people were awaiting a decision at the end of September, up 41% from the previous year. 'previous year and the highest since the start of current records in June 2010.