The UK's Rwanda Asylum Plan Will Discourage Illegal Immigrants

The UK's Rwanda Asylum Plan Will Discourage Illegal Immigrants

Felix Yim 14/06/2022 1
The Rwanda Asylum Plan Will Discourage Illegal Immigrants To Come to the U.K.

The UK government wants to discourage illegal immigrants from coming to the country. 

Under the Rwanda Asylum Plan scheme, some of those entering the UK illegally will be flown to Rwanda to apply for asylum there.

The first flight taking asylum seekers to Rwanda will go ahead.

It supports a previous decision by the High Court that it was in the public interest for the UK government to carry out its policies.

The first flight to the capital Kigali is scheduled to take place with 11 asylum seekers onboard.

Campaigners were trying to stop the flight before a full hearing on whether the policy is lawful next month.

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Boris Johnson has floated the prospect of the UK pulling out of the European convention on human rights if that turns out to be necessary to allow the Rwanda deportation policy to continue.

The government says the scheme will discourage dangerous journeys across the English Channel and therefore undermine smuggling gangs, but charities, religious leaders and opposition parties have criticised it.

People sent to Rwanda will be given accommodation and support while their asylum application is considered by the Rwandan government.

Successful asylum seekers can in Rwanda with up to five years' access to education and support.

Unsuccessful candidates will be offered the chance to apply for other immigration routes in Rwanda, but could still face deportation.

More than 10,000 people have made the dangerous journey across the Channel so far this year. 

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The foreign secretary, Liz Truss, said the Rwanda asylum plan would "establish the principle" and break people traffickers' business models.

In a letter to the Times, senior Church of England leaders described the plan as an "immoral policy that shames Britain".

Signed by the archbishops of Canterbury and York and more than 20 other bishops who sit in the House of Lords, the letter said that "those to be deported to Rwanda have had no chance to appeal, or reunite with family in Britain".

The letter to The Times, signed by the entire senior leadership of the Church of England, said those being sent to Rwanda have had no chance to reunite with family in Britain.

Fresh legal challenges have been made in an attempt to stop those trying to enter the UK from being sent to the African nation.

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  • Delia B. Hill

    It's about time, the Rwanda Policy was created and implemented.. It's the only way to stop would be migrants crossing the English Channel, break the UK Law of Immigration Act 1971, impose their will in our society, and pose as a threat to National Security.. These migrants might see UK as the Land of Milk and Honey through UK's Welfare System from legal aid, to income support, Education and the NHS, but often fails to comprehend that UK is a land of Opportunity, but they have to have the understanding and skill to take advantage of it.. Often these migrants are Muslims and they are believers of the Sharia Law as above UK's Law, which stops them from integrating into the community.. This Sharia Law is a way of life for them, that fosters prejudice upon women and children as second class citizens.. In general their way of life do not Respect and Human Rights of other individuals.. They often appeal to their own Human Rights to remain in UK and they do not even think of the Human Rights of the British people that they are invading.. They to come to UK, then they must enter the legal way.. and no paying up to British emotions of 'compassion' and morality because on the first place, they are immoral by breaking UK Immigration Law.

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