Government asylum claims based on unpublished data30 March 2021What was claimed Sixty percent of people in the UK asylum system entered the country illegally. “No, our system is broken on asylum and it’s broken for a range of reasons. Sixty percent of people that have come to the country illegally are within that system.” Priti Patel, . The “New Plan for Immigration” sets out objectives for UK immigration policy, and some of the consultation’s questions centre on the UK asylum system. It is inappropriate for the government to use unpublished evidence to support claims.