I read yesterday that it was correct, an international convention or some such. Not surprisingly, uropean countries and the ECJ maddied the waters to suit.
I have no problem with the Syrian refugees here. Screened and taken straight here from Syria. I do, however, have a huge problem with boatloads of unscreened who knows whats arriving unchecked.
See my reply to salarchaser - it isn’t correct under international law. The EU law muddied it in a way that suited us for a long time - I expect this is an aspect of leaving that won’t please a good few people.
There are no systems in Syria to screen people. There are no systems left there full stop. It’s a war zone. And we moaned and whined like all buggery when asked to take a number of screened displaced Syrians from an overwhelmed refugee camp. I remember it well.