The interior secretary plans to deport migrants to Rwanda by the summer.
“We are certainly working to get the flights off the ground before the summer,” said an Interior Department source, adding that Suella Braverman has admitted to relying on the pending legal battle.
“We are working to make this happen as soon as possible, and there is a good chance we can act quickly if we can make a decision in our favor,” she told reporters.
So far, no migrants have moved to the country since Ms. Braverman’s predecessor, Priti Patel, signed the agreement last April.
Ms Braverman has expanded the pact with Rwanda to include everyone entering the UK illegally, not just asylum seekers.
The additions to the agreement will allow illegal immigrants to be detained and expeditiously removed under the Illegal Migration Bill (IMB) regardless of the claims they bring, including asylum, human rights, modern slavery or nothing. It will be implemented to ensure that
Addressing the Rwandan capital Kigali on her first official visit as Home Minister, Ms Braverman said the IMB’s current situation “does not take us away from the ECHR[European Convention on Human Rights]”, but added: rice field. ,Finally.
She said there were “serious problems of balance that are currently being struck” with the Strasbourg court.
The IMB plans to expedite the removal of immigrants in 28 days, and when asked if those opposed to immigration would return to the UK, Mr Braverman said: make false claims. ”
“There are very limited opportunities to try it,” she added.
On Saturday, Ms. Braverman visited a house that will be used for immigrants, with gardens, off-street parking and fiber optic broadband capacity.
The cheapest house on Kigali’s Riverside Estate will cost potential buyers £14,000 and will be available to both asylum seekers and Rwandans.
Immigrants arriving from the UK are accommodated in hostels and hotels for a short period of time before moving on to long-term housing arrangements.
The visit came when 209 people were confirmed to have crossed the channel in a small boat on Friday, after five days of no reported crossings.
“I think Rwanda is clearly ready.
“We are seeing real progress being made in real, tangible ways.”
During her visit, the Home Secretary will meet with Rwandan counterpart Vincent Virta on Saturday before meeting President Paul Kagame to discuss the deal.
Regarding flights that may take off by summer, Braverman said: We await the substantive appeals court hearing later next month.
“Then the time will come when the judgment will be handed down by the court of appeals. The plane could take off.”
Rwandan government spokesman Yolande Makolo told reporters, “We don’t see it as a punishment to live in Rwanda,” adding that the African country signed the agreement “for good reasons.”
When asked if he was in talks to enter into further partnerships with other countries to implement the IMB, Brabberman said:
“While we believe that is enough to address the challenges facing the UK, we are always in constructive dialogue with many countries around the world.”
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