As of: 11/01/2022 5:24 PM
British Home Secretary Braverman is known for his hard line on immigration policy. In relation to refugees, he now spoke of an “invasion”. Harsh criticism comes from the opposition – Prime Minister Sunak keeps his distance.
Britain’s Home Secretary, Suella Braverman, is considered controversial because of her hardline stance against immigrants. He was criticized on many occasions for this. Now he is offended again by reports on refugees.
Braverman justified the adverse conditions at a welcome center yesterday, saying Britain was facing “an invasion of our south coast” by crossing the English Channel in small boats. “Illegal immigration is out of control,” he said. Everyone needs to stop pretending they need refugees.
The opposition later accused it of promoting right-wing extremism and racist views. A spokesman for Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said Sunak made it clear at the cabinet meeting that Britain will always be a caring and welcoming country.
The reception center was absolutely packed
The House of Commons yesterday discussed conditions at the Manston reception center in south-east England. The facility was designed for 1,600 people, but currently houses about 4,000 people. In fact, newbies only have 24 hours until their data is taken and they are moved to permanent homes. Refugee relief groups say they have been stuck in overcrowded shelters for weeks.
Braverman was under enormous pressure as he handled the situation at the reception center. The Department of Immigration has announced that the government will no longer be able to continue buying hotel rooms. According to media reports, Braverman refused to make further reservations – especially where the Tories hold a direct mandate. According to the government, a “large number” of asylum seekers have now been taken to other facilities.
The immigration minister is calling for more drastic measures
Immigration Secretary Robert Jenrick told Sky News Braverman’s testimony showed the scale of the challenge. But Jenrick added: “In a job like mine you have to choose your words very carefully. And I would never demonize people who come to this country in search of a better life.”
He admitted that the situation at the Kent detention center was dire. According to Genrick, there are more people there because many immigrants cross the English Channel illegally into the country every day. On the other hand, he told the BBC, the government wants to use “much more aggressive” methods. “The UK can no longer be a magnet for economic migrants.” Illegal immigrants can be quickly deported and discouraged from entering the kingdom.
Deportation to Rwanda
In 2021, 48,000 people applied for asylum in Great Britain – fewer than in Germany, France or Spain. But the number of illegal entrants hiding in small boats or lorries is increasing – about 40,000 this year. 28,000 for the whole year in 2021 and 8,500 in 2020. The conservative government wants to fly migrants to Rwanda regardless of their asylum status.
Braverman was previously Home Secretary in the cabinet of Sunak’s predecessor, Liz Truss. However, he resigned almost two weeks ago after disclosing confidential documents to unauthorized persons. This action hastened the collapse of the truss. Despite breaching security regulations, Braverman was reinstated shortly after by the new Prime Minister Sunak.
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