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Asylum seekers (FOI)

Asylum seekers (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 04 September 2019.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


I would like to know how many people claimed asylum in Jersey in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

I would also like to know whether these claims were approved or refused.

I would also like to know how many illegal arrivals there were in Jersey by boat during 2016 and 2019, and whether any of these individuals claimed asylum.


Please find below the requested information.


1 claim and granted

No illegal boat arrivals


2 claims – 1 refused and 1 pending Royal Court judgment

No illegal boat arrivals


1 claim and refused – illegal boat arrival

2019 to date


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