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The frustration of tabloid readers with the cost of asylum to the UK’s welfare system is often dismissed as bigotry among the pro-asylum lobby. In fact, there are compelling moral arguments for taking this frustration seriously and this RSC Working Paper argues that engagement should be of higher concern for asylum advocacy organisations as the prioritisation of UK citizens and inclusion of newcomers are in fact not always at odds with one another.

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