A former immigration solicitor answers your questions

Unheard Voices interviews former immigration solicitor John Donkersley about the asylum and immigration system in the UK.
Mr Donkersley answers questions about how the asylum process works, how the immigration system can be improved and what criteria judges use to determine whether an asylum seeker is in need of protection.

(We apologise for the unfortunate background noise due to the fact it was recorded on an iphone and in an office near a busy street.)

How does the asylum process work and what happens to someone once their asylum claim has been rejected?

Listen to John Donkersley’s answer in this audio clip from our interview…

How can the immigration system in the UK be improved?

Listen to John Donkersley’s answer in this audio clip from our interview…

What criteria does a judge use to determine whether an asylum seeker should be given leave to remain and why do so many cases get rejected?

Listen to John Donkersley’s answer in this audio clip from our interview…

Find out more about statistics around asylum claims, detention and deportation here

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I am a Multimedia Web and Video Journalist, enthusiastic mountain biker and lover of nature. I am passionate about communication and its power to improve a person's life. My dream is to expose injustice and give a voice to those who are largely ignored. I am the senior video journalist and director at multimedia production company Humbledinger, which I run with my husband, filmmaker Joe Bream. Joe and I spend our 'free' time making short documentaries and films that will give a voice to those who cannot speak for themselves.

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