Right to work for asylum seekers after 6 months, council urges
Measure would ‘prevent economic and social exclusion’ and increase tax take
Ellie Kisyombe, from Dublin, at a United Against Racism rally and march calling for the end to the inhumane direct provision system for asylum seekers, in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill
People in the asylum process should have the right to work after six months in the country, the Irish Refugee Council has said.
In a policy paper, The Right to Work for International Protection Applicants, the council also recommends there should be no restrictions placed on what jobs asylum seekers should be allowed to do.