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Asylum Seekers arrive in Folkestone

130 asylum seekers have been transferred to a local hotel, where they will be placed in the town for a maximum of two weeks.


We spoke to Corporate Director of Resources for Shepway District Council, Jeremy Chambers, who told the Folkestone Status that the decision for people to be temporarily placed at The Grand Burstin was made by the Home Office. 

People must apply for asylum if they wish to live in the UK as a refuge and must meet eligibility requirements, including being unable to go back to the country they have left, because of fear of persecution.


Decisions on applications are usually made within six months.


Shepway District Council can be contacted, should members of the public have any information they wish to share with them,  on 01303 853000. 

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