Britain’s law on deporting migrants to Rwanda will also cover rejected asylum seekers

The UK government announced on Wednesday that the law to deport migrants to Rwanda will also cover rejected asylum seekers, and that although they will not have that status in the African country, they will receive an aid package of up to a maximum of five years for education, employment and accommodation. So far, migrants eligible for expulsion from the country are those who arrived in British territory across the English Channel as of 1 January 2022 and those who were notified before 29 June 2022 that their asylum claim might be accepted. Unacceptable, according to a government statement. “Those who do not have the right to remain in the United Kingdom should not remain. We have a safe third country ready and waiting to receive them, provide them with support in all areas and help them rebuild their lives. We must quickly arrest people who They are waiting to ensure the continuous flow of flights to Rwanda.” The Conservatives justified this measure as a way to support “rebuilding” the lives of migrants who have no right to reside in the United Kingdom or the possibility of returning to their countries of origin “such as Syria or Afghanistan.” Although it has already been offered to migrants Classified in this category of voluntary departure, the British authorities will begin detaining and deporting them by force. In December 2023, the United Kingdom and Rwanda signed a treaty through which British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak hopes to dispel the doubts that prompted the British Supreme Court to cancel the previous deportation plan. It is one of the Conservative Party’s great anti-deportation promises to increase immigration and deter arrivals across the English Channel. British authorities boast that they have reduced the number of arriving migrants by a third in 2023, but the trend reversed at the beginning of the year. In the first four months of 2024, more than 7,500 arrivals were registered, 27 percent more than in the same period in 2023, according to provisional data issued by the Ministry of Interior.

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