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Stop providing legal aid to anyone who's not a UK resident

Submitted on Thursday 12th November 2020

Rejected on Thursday 19th November 2020

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)

Petition Action

Stop providing legal aid to anyone who's not a UK resident

Petition Details

Stop providing legal aid payments or state provided lawyers to anyone in the UK who wasn't born in the UK, or illegally entered the UK via a route without prior application.

Additional Information

The UK taxpayer should not have to suffer the burden of paying for the legal defence of asylum seekers, illegal entrants, or anyone facing deportation for crimes against humanity. No court should be funded to assist in the stopping of any deportation order.

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This petition was rejected

The Government e-Petitions Team gave the following reason:

There's already a petition about this issue. We cannot accept a new petition when we already have one about a very similar issue.

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