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

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.

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