Legal aid curb for foreign migrants

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ukba arrivalsThe crackdown on immigrants’ rights is among the changes to be announced by ministers this week to cut the £1.7 billion legal aid bill by approximately £300 million.
It will hit illegal immigrants, failed asylum seekers and even those on tourist or student visas who have taken advantage of the lax rules or lack of checks on their status.
Chris Grayling, the Justice Secretary, said the measures would be “difficult but sensible”. In an interview with The Sunday Telegraph he said: “It’s not about denying people access to justice … it’s about achieving the right balance for what you can afford.”

 

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