Government accused of lowering cap on Afghan refugees by 10 per cent

Source: The Independent

Boris Johnson’s government has been accused of quietly slashing the number of Afghan refugees to be admitted to the UK by 10 per cent under a scheme set up to protect those fleeing the country following the pullout of international troops last month.

The Liberal Democrats said that the “already derisory” offer to take in 5,000 people this year under the Afghan citizens resettlement scheme (ACRS) had been reduced to 4,500 by the inclusion of 500 “special cases” who had already been evacuated prior to the UK withdrawal.

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