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Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002

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59International projects

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(1)The Secretary of State may participate in a project which is designed to—

(a)reduce migration,

(b)assist or ensure the return of migrants,

(c)facilitate co-operation between States in matters relating to migration,

(d)conduct or consider research about migration, or

(e)arrange or assist the settlement of migrants (whether in the United Kingdom or elsewhere).

(2)In particular, the Secretary of State may—

(a)provide financial support to an international organisation which arranges or participates in a project of a kind described in subsection (1);

(b)provide financial support to an organisation in the United Kingdom or another country which arranges or participates in a project of that kind;

(c)provide or arrange for the provision of financial or other assistance to a migrant who participates in a project of that kind;

(d)participate in financial or other arrangements which are agreed between Her Majesty’s Government and the government of one or more other countries and which are or form part of a project of that kind.

(3)In this section—

(a)“migrant” means a person who leaves the country where he lives hoping to settle in another country (whether or not he is a refugee within the meaning of any international Convention), and

(b)“migration” shall be construed accordingly.

(4)Subsection (1) does not—

(a)confer a power to remove a person from the United Kingdom, or

(b)affect a person’s right to enter or remain in the United Kingdom.

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