Thanks SH for the tip off.
The EU are preparing to revise the Dublin Regulations that cover the power of EU states in relation to asylum seekers.
It appears that UK control over asylum seekers is about to be taken over by the EU, which in effect means the EU will control who is British, who can enter our country and who we may allow to settle here.
Take a look at the proposals here ;
Here we see the EU plan to take over asylum policies from nation states is the plan of the revised Dublin Regulations ;
(6) The first phase in the creation of a Common European Asylum System that should
lead, in the longer term, to a common procedure and a uniform status, valid throughout the Union, for those granted asylum, has now been achieved. The European Council of 4 November 2004 adopted The Hague Programme which sets the objectives to be implemented in the area of freedom, security and justice in the period 2005-2010. In this respect The Hague Programme invited the European Commission to conclude the
evaluation of the first phase legal instruments and to submit the second-phase
instruments and measures to the Council and the European Parliament with a view to
their adoption before 2010.
Note that detaining asylum seekers in secure facilities will also be made unlawful under the revised regulations ;
A new provision recalling the underlying principle that a person should not be held in detention for the sole reason that he/she is seeking international protection is included. This principle confirms the EU acquis on detention, in particular the Asylum Procedures Directive and also ensures compliance with the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and with international human rights instruments such as the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms and the UN Convention against Torture and other Cruel Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. Moreover, in order to ensure that detention of asylum-seekers under the Dublin procedure is not arbitrary, limited specific grounds for such detention are proposed.