Asylum rules need to be re-examined

This is an email sent to the Daily express on 10/3/15. the published version is below it
Original:
To claim asylum in this country, it seems only necessary to claim that one would be persecuted in one’s own country.
Is this a sufficient qualification?
Would Idi Amin have qualified, when forced to flee Uganda? He had been a sergeant in The British Army, so had cause to make a claim.
Isn’t it about time that we re-examined the bases on which we grant political asylum, in terms of whether, or not, the claimants would be acceptable to the inhabitant’s of this country?
As has been shown a man, who has been evil in another country, is likely to be evil here ( Abu Hamza, maybe?).
If we grant them asylum, or even citizenship, why does that mean unto death?
If you are British born, or earn citizenship through some great deed for the Nation, then that should be lifelong but other relationship’s should be subject to divorce and on similar grounds.
Such people, if unable to return to their native land can always ask for passage to any other country foolish enough to take them in.
Why does it always have to be us?
However, as members of the EU, this may all be academic.
France co
uld give citizenship to those at Sangatte, or Brussels could set up an immigration office in Libya, as threatened.
Printed version
Time for the UK to end its foolish open-doors policy
TO claim asylum in this country it seems only necessary to say that one would be persecuted in one’s own country (“New migrant flood on way”, March 7).
Is this a sufficient qualification? Would the dictator Idi Amin have qualified when forced to flee Uganda?
Isn’t it about time that we re-examined the basis on which we grant political asylum, in terms of whether or not the claimants would be acceptable to the inhabitants of this country?
As has been shown, a man who has been evil in another country is likely to be evil here.
Such people, if unable to return to their native land can always ask for passage to any other country foolish enough to take them in.
Why does it always have to be us though?
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