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UK to discourage boat migrants –

Immigrants who come to the UK irregularly cannot stay. The British government wants to introduce legislation to prevent people arriving on small boats from applying for asylum.

“Make no mistake, if you come here illegally, you cannot stay,” Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said. Mail On Sunday.

Currently, anyone arriving in the UK is required to have a UN visa. The right to protection under the Refugee Convention and the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).

However, a clause in the draft law on illegal immigration is expected to apply a “right brake” that would allow the conventions to be circumvented. Mail It means “finally put an end to contentious legal challenges”.

Meanwhile, the Refugee Council, UN The government has accused Britain of breaching its duty under the treaty, which says the country expects a fair trial regardless of how people arrive.

Enver Salomon, chief executive of the Refugee Council, said the “flawed” law would not stop boats from arriving, but would instead result in tens of thousands of people being jailed and treated like criminals for seeking asylum. BBC.

“It’s impractical, expensive and won’t stop the boats,” he added.