A study of legislation, life and public opinion of asylum seekers in the location of Portsmouth

Porter, Emma (2006) A study of legislation, life and public opinion of asylum seekers in the location of Portsmouth. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This research project focuses on asylum seekers in the small geographical location of Portsmouth. From looking at the national scale initiatives and legislation the study has focused on how the asylum seekers themselves are affected by British government policies and the attitudes of society. To gain these opinions qualitative data was collected from sources such as the local M.P, asylum seeker support groups and the local press coverage and representation. A number of similar issues regarding asylum seekers rights to work, time scales and fears of deportation were highlighted from both the literature and from those who were interviewed and talked to. The analysis of the results discusses the findings from my interviews and focus groups. Related closely to the discussion, the conclusions then ask whether changes from the Home Office reports such as Securing Borders 2005, aid asylum seekers in the United Kingdom and local areas such as Portsmouth. It is also questioned that if in the future we will see any fundamental changes to legislation.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Department of Geography
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:47
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:13
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/217

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