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First arrest in Britain under Rwanda plot

First arrest in Britain under Rwanda plot

As of: May 1, 2024 6:55 PM

Britain begins preparations for controversial extradition to Rwanda Police have arrested many people who entered the country illegally. According to the Ministry of Home Affairs, nationwide measures are underway.

In Great Britain, police have arrested the first migrants to be deported to Rwanda, the Home Office said. “The first illegal immigrants deported to Rwanda have now been arrested,” the interior ministry said. “Continued measures across the country” are underway, the ministry continued. The first deportation flights are scheduled to begin in the next nine to eleven weeks.

Home Secretary James wisely said, “His house is working to quickly arrest people who have no right to be here, so we can start the flights.” His ministry released footage showing one man being loaded into an immigration minibus and another being led out of his home in handcuffs.

Deportation without application review

The British Parliament recently passed legislation allowing asylum seekers to be deported to Rwanda if they visit Britain without permission. The origin of the immigrants plays no role. Deportations can take place without asylum applications being considered in Great Britain.

The Supreme Court in London declared the schemes illegal. Judges doubt that people in Rwanda will receive a fair asylum process. Under the new model, asylum applications will now be examined by the Rwandan government in Kigali. If they are accepted, the refugees will have the right to stay in the East African country and cannot return to Great Britain.

Criticism of the long-term president

Human rights groups accuse Rwandan President Paul Kagame of persecuting opponents and suppressing freedom of expression. Kagame has been in power for 24 years in Rwanda. The United Nations refugee agency reports on extrajudicial killings, torture and deaths in custody.

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has declared Rwanda a safe third country in defiance of the law. It was intended to prevent appeals in the British courts. According to government plans, a total of 5,700 migrants are to be deported to Rwanda by the end of this year. In return, Rwanda receives money from London.

More than 57,000 people arrived in the UK on small boats across the English Channel between January 2022 and June 2023, according to official figures. In the first four months of this year, more than 7,200 people arrived in the country this way – a new record. The crossings are often arranged by smugglers and are extremely dangerous. 5 people died last week alone.

A sharp review of the projects – expected cases

Sunak has come under pressure from an upcoming election and weak poll numbers for his conservative party, and he has announced a crackdown on illegal immigration. The so-called Rwanda Project was central to his immigration policy. Conservatives hope this will boost their popularity in the polls.

Many civil rights organizations reject the Rwandan plan as inhumane. Govt should prepare for cases. Senior United Nations officials have also called on London to reconsider the plan.