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Why are thousands of people refused asylum still in the UK?

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More than 55,000 asylum seekers - whose applications have been refused since 2011 - may not have left the UK. The analysis of Home Office data doesn’t include partners or children so could be even higher. 
On the Daily, Niall Paterson speaks to our communities correspondent Becky Johnson about how delays in deporting failed applicants have led to some people being able to make multiple appeals and in one case being in limbo in the UK for 18 years. Plus, immigration lawyer Harjap Singh Bhangal talks about why so many appeals against deportation are successful. 
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