Restoration of Legal Aid for asylum seekers

Letter to The Guardian from Lord Roger Roberts.  Not published, but here it is :

Your article in the Long Read https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/nov/01/dizzying-maze-uk-immigration-system-hostile-environment rightly highlights the issue of justice not being available to those seeking asylum in a complex legal system, leading to terrible consequences for many.

Liberal Democrats have deep concerns about the situation and last year made it part of their policy to “ support restoring the arrangements for legal aid for seekers of sanctuary that existed before The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders (LASPO) Act 2012.”

Treating asylum seekers with respect, dignity and with justice, is at the heart of what we believe.