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16 Mar 2018

MPs back child refugee changes

Senior Home Affairs Correspondent

The Home Office says it will not support legislation which would make it easier for refugee families to be reunited in the UK.

MPs today voted in favour of a private member’s bill which would allow child refugees to sponsor relatives to join them and would restore legal aid in such cases in England and Wales.

But the Immigration Minister Caroline Nokes said the Government opposes the measures for fear they would act as a pull factor.