speed and quality of decision-making that will work with local
authorities on dispersal and settlement issues.
b) Provide free basic English lessons to any seeker of sanctuary
and scrap the 16 hours-per-week rule with respect to financial
support for asylum-seekers and refugees unable to work due
to insufficient English.
c) Review and reform all aspects of current asylum rules and
operations that offend basic fairness and justice, with an
initial focus on how the rules affect Christian converts, LGBT+
applicants and child-led family reunification applications.
6. To tackle illegal immigration:
a) Invest in the Border Force and Immigration Enforcement
agencies, ensuring that they have appropriate training and
information-systems in place to enable a compassionate and
b) Introduce a 28-day limit on detention, but plan that under
our new system, even this is much longer than the one to two
days many people would normally be detained for.
c) Introduce a UK equivalent of the US DREAM Act, by which
individuals can apply for conditional resident status in the UK.
7. To improve the machinery of government:
a) Take political influence out of decision-making on applications
for visas and sanctuary and move towards a caseworkermodel of support for applicants.
b) Provide training for staff and ensure that all civil servants
working in this role are Executive Officer grade by 2022.
c) Hold an annual parliamentary debate on migration at which
the Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration and ministers
from BEIS, DfE, DfID and the Home Office report on migration.
Applicability: Federal; except 1 (lines 63-72) which is England only.
Mover and summation of motion: 16 minutes combined; movers and
summation of any amendments: 4 minutes; all other speakers: 3 minutes. For
eligibility and procedure for speaking in this debate, see page 4.
The deadline for amendments to this motion is 13.00, Monday 3 September; see
page 4. Amendments selected for debate will be printed in Sunday's Conference
Sunday 16 September
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