Repatriation flights to Rwanda ‘may start this summer’
It is reported that deportation flights from the UK to Rwanda for asylum seekers could start as early as this summer.
Suella Braverman this week signed a renewal of the government’s immigration agreement to visit the Central African country where thousands could be flown in next year.
The deal is said to expand its reach to “all categories of people transiting through safe countries and making illegal and unsafe travel to the UK”, According to Sky News.
a home office A statement said the government would allow the introduction of a new illegal immigration bill, which would allow people who came to the UK illegally and “cannot return to their home country” to be “within immigration to Rwanda”. This is because it means
The Minister of Home Affairs visited Kigali, the capital, to meet with Rwandan President Paul Kagame and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Dr. Vincent Virta, welcoming the UK’s strengthening of its immigration partnership.
The British government plans to send tens of thousands of migrants to Rwanda, more than 4,000 miles away, as part of a £120m deal agreed with Rwanda last year.
No one has traveled yet, and flights were stopped at 11am last year after an appeal to the European Court of Human Rights.
On Saturday, Braverman and Dr. Biruta signed an updated MoU to further expand their partnership.
Underscoring the steps the government is taking, Mr Braverman said: “This bill will dramatically and significantly reduce the available legal routes – the claims people can use to block movement or relocation out of the UK. be reduced to
“Delaying their detention. Undermining our rules. It interferes with our duty of control.”
She continued: safe country.
“And as we have seen here in Rwanda, we have abundant resources to properly support and accommodate people so that they can lead safe and stable lives.”
During his visit to Rwanda, the Minister of Home Affairs spent time meeting refugees who had settled in the country.
She also took a tour of the new homes and accommodations used to house those relocated to Rwanda.
Fesseha Teame, one refugee living in Rwanda, told reporters, “I never felt that I was seen as a foreigner,” although the African country was forced to accept “thousands” of immigrants. I didn’t think I had the capacity to accommodate them.
A 48-year-old woman with a wife and four children told the media after the Interior Minister claimed:
Mr Braverman also said the proposal that Rwanda only accepted 200 people was “a completely false narrative spread by critics who want to scrap the deal”.
The figures cited were used by Rwandan government spokesperson Yolande Makolo when speaking to British journalists last year.
Earlier this month, the prime minister announced a package of joint efforts to root out illegal immigration, setting up new detention centers in France, deploying more French personnel and enhancing technology to patrol beaches. announced.
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