What is the UK Gateway Protection Programme?, assignment help

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Explain its history, purpose, and achievements. Cite references. Thanks

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History of UK gateway protection gate
The Gateway Protection Programme is a refugee resettlement program established in March 2004 with the first
refugees arriving in the UK on 19 March.
Initially, the program quota was set at 500 per year. The British government has faced criticism from
academics and practitioners over the small number of refugees it has resettled in comparison with other
developed states.
Initially, David Blunkett had intended to increase the quota to 1,000 in the second year of the program's
operation, but local councils' reluctance to participate in the scheme meant that it was slow to proceed. It has
been argued that their reluctance showed that hostile attitudes towards asylum seekers had carried over to
affect the most genuinely needy refugees. The quota remained at 500 refugees per year until the 2008/09
financial year, when it increased to 750 refugees per ...

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