Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Are the inmates in charge of asylum?

Mail & Guardian Online: "A long queue stretches outside the entrance to the Marabastad Refugee Reception Office, where asylum seekers and their families camp out for days, even on cold Pretoria nights, to apply for a Section 22 permit, their ticket to legal status and refugee protection in South Africa.

This is the scene that Pretoria-based human rights lawyer Gabriel Shumba sees almost every day. But worse is likely to come."