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Sunak believes the Rwanda plan scares migrants

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Prime Minister Rishi Sunak believes the British government’s plan to send asylum seekers has already had one effect if it is true that more migrants are now traveling on to Ireland for fear of being deported from the UK. Photo: Jacob King / AP / NTB

Of NTB | 27.04.2024 23:42:16

Policy: Ireland’s Deputy Prime Minister Micheál Martin says British asylum policy is causing migrants to cross the border from Northern Ireland because they fear being deported to Rwanda.

In an interview to be broadcast on Sky News on Sunday, the British Prime Minister says that the Irish comment shows that it is far less likely that people will try to get to the UK illegally if they know they will not be allowed to stay.

– This shows that the deterrent is already having an effect because people are worried about coming here, says Rishi Sunak.

In a bid to end people crossing the English Channel in small boats, the British government will send asylum seekers to Rwanda while their applications are processed. This week Parliament passed the law that will make this possible. Last year, the plans were stopped in the Supreme Court, but the government is now making another attempt. Several organizations have announced that they will go to court when the new law is attempted.

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