UK wants to expel 5,700 migrants to Rwanda “between now and the end of the year”

The British government indicated on Tuesday that it hopes to deport a specific group of 5,700 asylum seekers to Rwanda “by the end of the year”, following the passage of its controversial law aimed at stopping the arrival of clandestine migrants across the English Channel.

Under this text, approved by Parliament last Tuesday, Rishi Sunak's Conservative government plans to begin evictions before July.

According to a document published by the Ministry of the Interior on Monday, Rwanda has “agreed in principle” to receive 5,700 asylum seekers.

These are among more than 57,000 migrants who arrived illegally in the United Kingdom via the English Channel, between the beginning of January 2022 and the end of June 2023, according to a census conducted by Agence France-Presse based on official figures.

“We hope to get expelled [este grupo] Health Minister Victoria Atkins confirmed to Sky News on Tuesday that between now and the end of the year.

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The Home Office has identified that of the 5,700 asylum seekers, 2,143 “could be detained” in anticipation of their expulsion.

The Minister of Health stressed that the government is doing everything in its power to determine the whereabouts of others. “We want the message to be very clear,” he said. “We will find them and they will be expelled.”

Ireland recently reported that it is already recording a large influx of migrants from the UK, due to the neighboring country's immigration policy.

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Within the framework of a new treaty between London and Kigali, the new law seeks to expel migrants who have arrived illegally, wherever they come from, to Rwanda, which will examine their asylum application. They will not be able to return to the UK whatever the final decision.

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