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    Default Why do we have Nigerian asylum seekers?

    This is NOT a thread for hot headed racists so please don't post here. I have no issue with us accepting asylum seekers, if people fear percecution in their own country then they have the right to seek asylum elsewhere. My question is why do we receive asylum applications from Nigerians as there is no direct transport link between Ireland and Nigeria and the law states that asylum applications must be made to the first country you arrive in, therefore making any application to the Irish government null and void.
    Once again, this is a legal question, not a thread for racists.
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    Are you sure there is no transport between Nigeria and Ireland? Our conventional transports may not service Nigeria but thats not to say there is no transport. Perhaps they can come by shipping boat working their way. I don't know the facts but I'd like to see some links or further reading on this.
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    Mods, can you please change the title to seekers? thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dev__ View Post
    Are you sure there is not transport between Nigeria and Ireland. Why not?
    I couldn't find passenger transport linking them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dev__ View Post
    Are you sure there is no transport between Nigeria and Ireland. Why not?
    Direct link...asylum seekers are supposed to register for asylum in the first "safe" country they come to...there are no direct links between Africa and Ireland, so it does stretch credibility that the first safe country the stump up at is Ireland.

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    Why do we get Afghanis and Iranians given that most of them arrive here via the UK and get there via France etc?

    They should all be deported back to the first signee country to the Dublin agreement they arrived in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by just4ever View Post
    the law states that asylum applications must be made to the first country you arrive in, therefore making any application to the Irish government null and void.
    I actually read the EU directive on this (someone posted a link in a similar thread a couple years back) and it is totally ambiguous. The directive does not actually say that applications must be made in the first country, but its ambiguity means that some people have chosen to interpret it that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disillusioned democrat View Post
    Direct link...asylum seekers are supposed to register for asylum in the first "safe" country they come to...there are no direct links between Africa and Ireland, so it does stretch credibility that the first safe country the stump up at is Ireland.
    As far as I'm aware the most common route is from the African continent to either Spain or France. Both of which are definitely safe countries.
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    1. Soft system. No immigration detention, well cared for, fed, clothed etc.
    2. Previously, Irish Born Child. Easy way to get status.
    3. Slow process. used to take years to determine a case.
    4. Easy access to the high court and too slow when the case gets there.
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    Probably be a bit unfair on Spain and France if we got none but we definitely get our fair share, I presume they probably dont make it difficult for the to continue on their way.

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