Government loses three-quarters of immigration appeals
Data uncovered by The Guardian reveals that 75% of appeals brought by the government against favourable immigration decisions are rejected by judges. This not only causes disruption to the lives of asylum seekers granted leave to remain, but leads to a waste of resources and worse immigration decision making.
Such a high rate of failed appeals suggests the motivation for lodging appeals is less about getting the right answer, and more about making the immigration system hostile for asylum seekers and refugees. In contrast, a significant proportion of appeals brought by asylum seekers are granted.
SWVG works tirelessly to support asylum seekers throughout the process, including those waiting years for appeals. During this time, their lives are put on hold, unsure of what the future will bring and with limited options in the present.