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What is the SNP position on the Glasgow asylum seeker housing issue?

This issue has been caused by the Tory Home Office’s heartless policy over asylum – they must fix it.

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Why should Scotland welcome the refugees from Syria?

Scotland has had a long history of welcoming refugees and asylum seekers from all over the world. The contribution of our refugee communities over successive generations has helped make Scotland the proud, successful and diverse country it is today. Indeed it is our very diversity that makes us stronger and more competitive as a nation….

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What is the SNP position on immigration detention?

Some of the practices employed at the Dungavel detention centre in Scotland, including the detention of children – have been absolutely shameful and show why we need a new direction when it comes to asylum and immigration policy. We need a new approach which prioritises compassion and fairness over punishment and isolation – helping those…

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What is the SNP’s policy on immigration?

Scotland needs an immigration policy suited to our specific circumstances and needs. Scotland needs people to want to work here, in our businesses, our universities and in our public services. The current UK one-size-fits-all approach to immigration is failing Scotland. The Scottish Government are establishing a new expert group which will explore the impact of…

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What is the SNP’s position on Westminster’s restrictions on foreign students?

Scotland has different immigration needs to the rest the UK. There is consensus in Scotland, amongst business, education institutes and across the political spectrum, that we need a return of the post-study route to allow talented students to remain and contribute to the Scottish economy. The UK Government’s decision to rule out a return of…

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