“Who rescues migrants in the Channel?” - Marcia Longdon quoted in BBC News

8 January 2019

Marcia Longdon, partner in Kingsley Napley's Immigration team was quoted in a BBC article titled "Who rescues migrants in the Channel?", which was published on 6 January 2019.  She was asked her thoughts on which country is responsible for asylum seekers who are stranded in the Channel and where can they file their claim for asylum.

Whilst she confirmed that a country has a humanitarian responsibility to the asylum seekers, her comments where more focused on the Dublin Convention and whether children who have filed applications in another country may be allowed to come to the UK if they have family members here.

Migrants coming from Calais, for example, are likely to have already made an application there according to immigration lawyer, Marcia Longdon."

Children can also be transferred under Dublin Regulations to a member state if they have relatives living there who are capable of taking care of them.

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