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What next for government’s flagship immigration bill?

The government suffered a defeat in the House of Lords over the post Brexit immigration bill. The Lords favoured an amendment tabled designed to protect family reunions.

The amendment was tabled by a number of peers aims to ensure that rules regarding family reunions of families continue after the transition period.

Under the current Dublin regulations, asylum seekers have the right to be reunited with their families. The government have argued that these rules are inflexible and therefore can be abused. However, the Lords argue that the new Bill does not do enough for vulnerable children.

This defeat means that the government needs to redress the Bill and assess the tabled amendments.

What does this mean?

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