Fear of ‘pull factor’ led to tough rules on refugees’ right to work

Documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act give a new insight into why the government came up with tough new rules which restrict asylum seekers to a limited range of jobs

11th February, 2018
Labour senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Pic: RollingNews.ie

A government task force recommended restricting the right of asylum seekers to work, for fear of attracting more migrants from Britain after Brexit.

Documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act give a new insight into why the government came up with tough new rules which restrict asylum seekers to a limited range of jobs with salaries of over €30,000.

The task force was set up after the Supreme Court ruled that the work ban...

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