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    One of the features of the pandemic, as we have reported before, is that it has exaggerated existing trends and failings.

    That seems to be true for thousands of asylum seekers whose applications have been held up. They are stuck – in limbo – in temporary and in many cases, unsuitable accommodation.

    That includes hotels around the country. Today there were protests at just how long they are having to wait.

    The Immigration Minister told us the Government would bring in new laws to speed things up – later in the year.

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