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As a Direct Access Immigration barrister in London I have been keenly following the incumbent government’s movements on immigration policy. Recently, a significant number of lawyers including have criticised the government’s response to the Syrian refugee crisis as “deeply inadequate”.

In a full page spread in the Times on 12th October and in a letter to David Cameron the group including luminaries such as former lords chief justice Woolf and Phillips, a former president of the European Court of Human Rights has suggested that the government has “lost its way” and empathy in a crisis that has had a profound impact on Europe and the rest of the world.

Furthermore, the group argues that the offer of 20,000 resettlement places for Syrian refugees over five years is both “narrow” and “slow”. The group is a strong advocate for urging the government to do more and embrace those plighted by conflicts in the Middle East.

In addition, another group of more than 100 Queen’s Counsel, top City law firm partners and leading academics, has urged the government to implement a range of other alternatives for dealing with the migrant crisis, including the creation of safe legal routes to the UK and the issuing of humanitarian visas.

If you or a family member or a friend are affected by any of the issues raised above please do not hesitate to get in touch with me and my dedicated team in Gray’s Inn London and we will do our utmost to help you with you any immigration advice / problem you may or may not have.