Alistair Carmichael

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Justice)

Democratiaid Rhyddfrydol MP ar gyfer Orkney and Shetland

@amcarmichaelMP https://facebook.com/AlistairForOrkneyandShetland

Asylum

The asylum system is intended to protect people fleeing persecution in their own countries. Parliament has voted on subjects including: routes via which people may enter the United Kingdom to seek asylum; the circumstances in which those seeking asylum may work; support for those seeking asylum and if to allow those claiming asylum to be removed to other countries while their claim is assessed.

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Alistair Carmichael almost always voted against a stricter asylum system

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Major votes

  • On 17 Ion 2024: Alistair Carmichael Fe wnaeth pleidleisio no ar Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill Committee: Third reading Show vote
  • On 26 Ebr 2022: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio to be more lenient when assessing if a refugee had "come to the United Kingdom directly from a country or territory where their life or freedom was threatened" and "presented themselves without delay to the authorities", to put the onus of proof on the Government, and to give due weight to the best interests of children and family unity, in relation to such determinations, and to require the law to ensure refugees should not be returned to a country where they face serious threats to their life or freedom. Show vote
  • On 20 Ebr 2022: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio to allow those seeking asylum, and their adult dependents, to work if a decision on their application has not been made within six months. Show vote
  • On 20 Ebr 2022: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio to prevent anyone from being removed from, or required to leave, the UK while their asylum application is pending. Show vote
  • On 20 Ebr 2022: Alistair Carmichael was absent for a vote on Nationality and Borders Bill — After Clause 37 — Immigration Rules: Entry to seek Asylum And Join Family Show vote
  • On 20 Ebr 2022: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio against creating an offence of entering the United Kingdom without a valid entry clearance (if one is required), and in favour of creating an alternative narrower offence of arriving in the United Kingdom in breach of a deportation order. Show vote
  • On 20 Ebr 2022: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio not to make it an offence to help an asylum-seeker enter the UK even where that help is provided "for gain" and not to make it an offence to help an asylum-seeker if there is a "reasonable excuse" for helping. Show vote
  • On 22 Maw 2022: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio not to permit treating refugees who have not "come to the United Kingdom directly from a country or territory where their life or freedom was threatened" and "presented themselves without delay to the authorities" differently from those who have. Show vote
  • On 22 Maw 2022: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio to allow "asylum seekers and their adult dependents, including failed asylum seekers who have raised further submissions, to work on the same terms as a person with refugee status if a decision on their claim has not been determined within six months". Show vote
  • On 22 Maw 2022: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio forbid removing someone from the UK, even to a safe third country, whilst their asylum claim is pending. Show vote
  • On 22 Maw 2022: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio to allow people to enter the United Kingdom to seek asylum if they are coming from Europe and have a family member living lawfully in the UK. Show vote
  • On 22 Maw 2022: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio not to make it an offence to knowingly arrive in the United Kingdom without a valid entry clearance, if such a clearance is required. Show vote
  • On 22 Maw 2022: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio not to consider asylum seekers who fail, when requested, to provide information relating to them being a victim of slavery or trafficking within a set time-limit, to have reduced credibility. Show vote
  • On 22 Maw 2022: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio to raise the threshold for denying an individual the 30-day recovery period for victims, or potential victims of slavery or trafficking, during which they cannot be removed from the United Kingdom, and to prevent those under 18 years ever being denied the recovery period. Show vote
  • On 8 Rha 2021: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio against a series of changes to the law on immigration and nationality, against permitting the removal of asylum seekers with applications pending to other countries and against provisions aimed at discouraging unsafe and dangerous routes of entry. Show vote
  • On 7 Rha 2021: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio to exempt those facing persecution in their own countries, and others in need of international protection, from a new offence of arriving in the UK without a valid entry clearance. Show vote
  • On 20 Gor 2021: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio against a series of changes to the law on immigration and nationality, against permitting the removal of asylum seekers with applications pending to other countries and against provisions aimed at discouraging unsafe and dangerous routes of entry. Show vote
  • On 20 Gor 2021: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio against a series of changes to the law on immigration and nationality, against permitting the removal of asylum seekers with applications pending to other countries and against provisions aimed at discouraging unsafe and dangerous routes of entry. Show vote
  • On 19 Hyd 2020: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio to allow those in the EU who wish to make a claim for asylum in the UK, and who would have been eligible for transfer to the UK under EU regulations, to enter the UK to make their claim. Show vote
  • On 30 Meh 2020: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio to retain rights for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children, spouses, vulnerable adults and dependant adults to join a family member who is legally present in the United Kingdom. Show vote
  • On 22 Ion 2020: Alistair Carmichael was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill — Clause 37 — Arrangements with EU about Unaccompanied Children Seeking Asylum Show vote
  • On 8 Ion 2020: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio to retain a requirement for ministers to seek to negotiate an agreement with the EU to enable unaccompanied child refugees to join their relatives. Show vote
  • On 25 Ebr 2016: Alistair Carmichael was absent for a vote on Immigration Bill — Asylum Seekers: Permission to Work after Six Months Show vote
  • On 14 Rha 2015: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio to oppose the Government's decision not to opt into a European Union response to disproportionate migration into certain states involving measures to relocate individuals in need of international protection (asylum). Show vote
  • On 1 Rha 2015: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio against restricting the support available to failed asylum seekers and illegal migrants. Show vote
  • On 16 Tach 2005: Alistair Carmichael Fe wnaeth pleidleisio no ar Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 1 Maw 2004: Alistair Carmichael Fe wnaeth pleidleisio yes ar Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, Etc.) Bill — Burden of proof on prosecution rather than defendant in cases where immigrants to not have travel documents — rejected Show vote
  • On 1 Maw 2004: Alistair Carmichael Fe wnaeth pleidleisio yes ar Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, Etc.) Bill — Give support to failed asylum seekers and their families — rejected Show vote
  • On 1 Maw 2004: Alistair Carmichael Fe wnaeth pleidleisio yes ar Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, Etc.) Bill — Asylum appeals should be referred to a higher court — rejected Show vote
  • On 1 Maw 2004: Alistair Carmichael Fe wnaeth pleidleisio yes ar Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, Etc.) Bill — Give support to asylum seekers even when they make a late claim — rejected Show vote
  • On 1 Maw 2004: Alistair Carmichael Fe wnaeth pleidleisio no ar Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, Etc.) Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 17 Rha 2003: Alistair Carmichael Fe wnaeth pleidleisio yes ar Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Bill — Decline to give a Second Reading — rejected Show vote
  • On 17 Rha 2003: Alistair Carmichael Fe wnaeth pleidleisio no ar Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 12 Meh 2002: Alistair Carmichael Fe wnaeth pleidleisio no ar Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Allow the withdrawal of support from immigrants and asylum seekers in certain circumstances Show vote
  • On 12 Meh 2002: Alistair Carmichael Fe wnaeth pleidleisio yes ar Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Do not penalise those who bring passengers to the UK without the necessary authority — rejected Show vote
  • On 12 Meh 2002: Alistair Carmichael Fe wnaeth pleidleisio no ar Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 11 Meh 2002: Alistair Carmichael Fe wnaeth pleidleisio no ar Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Only allow destitute asylum seekers and those under residence restrictions to live in accommodation centres for a maximum of 10 weeks — rejected Show vote
  • On 11 Meh 2002: Alistair Carmichael Fe wnaeth pleidleisio no ar Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Do not allow appeals against rejected asylum claims from within the UK if the claim is unfounded Show vote

Minor votes

  • On 18 Mai 2022: Alistair Carmichael acted as teller for a vote on Programme for Government — Amendment from the Leader of the Liberal Democrats Show vote
  • On 26 Ebr 2022: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio to require that, so far as possible under new asylum laws, no refugees will be returned to a country where they face serious threats to their life or freedom and to require a court or tribunal breaching that principle to make a declaration to that effect. Show vote
  • On 20 Ebr 2022: Alistair Carmichael was absent for a vote on Nationality and Borders Bill — Before Clause 11 — Interpretation of Part 2 — Compliance with International Agreements Show vote
  • On 22 Maw 2022: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio to explicitly require that no refugees will be returned to a country where they face serious threats to their life or freedom as a result of the operation of new asylum laws. Show vote
  • On 22 Maw 2022: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio for the resettlement, in the United Kingdom, of at least 10,000 refugees per year. Show vote
  • On 1 Rha 2015: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio against making it a criminal offence for someone to work if their immigration status prohibits it. Show vote
  • On 1 Rha 2015: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio against making it an offence to rent a home to someone who is disqualified as a result of their immigration status from occupying premises under a residential tenancy agreement. Show vote
  • On 1 Rha 2015: Alistair Carmichael was absent for a vote on Immigration Bill — Clause 34 — Human Rights Appeals within the United Kingdom Show vote
  • On 1 Rha 2015: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio against creating criminal offences of renting a home, driving, and working, while disqualified from doing so due to immigration status; and against other measures in the Immigration Bill. Show vote
  • On 13 Hyd 2015: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio against creating criminal offences of renting a home, driving, and working, while disqualified from doing so due to immigration status; and against other measures in the Immigration Bill Show vote
  • On 13 Hyd 2015: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio against creating criminal offences of renting a home, driving, and working, while disqualified from doing so due to immigration status; and against other measures in the Immigration Bill. Show vote
  • On 9 Med 2015: Alistair Carmichael was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Assistance for Middle East Refugees Show vote
  • On 25 Gor 2007: Alistair Carmichael Fe wnaeth pleidleisio no ar The Asylum (Designated States) Order 2007 Show vote
  • On 29 Maw 2006: Alistair Carmichael Fe wnaeth pleidleisio yes ar Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Bill — Allow failed asylum seekers to be given cash rather than vouchers — rejected Show vote
  • On 16 Tach 2005: Alistair Carmichael Fe wnaeth pleidleisio yes ar Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Bill — Prevent the government from interpreting the Geneva Convention so that terrorism can be used as grounds to dismiss asylum claims — rejected Show vote
  • On 16 Tach 2005: Alistair Carmichael Fe wnaeth pleidleisio yes ar Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Bill — Excuse employers who employed illegal immigrants but took reasonable steps to comply with the necessary requirements — rejected Show vote
  • On 16 Gor 2003: Alistair Carmichael Fe wnaeth pleidleisio no ar Asylum (Designated States) (No. 2) Order 2003 Show vote
  • On 17 Maw 2003: Alistair Carmichael Fe wnaeth pleidleisio no ar Asylum (Designated States) Order 2003 Show vote
  • On 5 Tach 2002: Alistair Carmichael was absent for a vote on Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Asylum seekers can be placed in accommodation centres even if there is no local school pace for dependent children Show vote
  • On 5 Tach 2002: Alistair Carmichael was absent for a vote on Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Refuse support to asylum seekers who make a late claim Show vote
  • On 11 Meh 2002: Alistair Carmichael Fe wnaeth pleidleisio yes ar Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Allow earlier rights of appeal — rejected Show vote

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