50 illegal immigrants in Britain said they may be sent to Rwanda

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Friday that 50 illegal immigrants to Britain were the first group informed that the government intends to send them to Rwanda.

According to the Daily Mail, they were told to create a legal representative or ship to an East African country within two weeks.

The prime minister said in an extensive interview with the publication that the government expects “a lot of legal opposition” but “digs into the fight.”

“There is a lot of legal opposition from the type of companies that have filed this kind of proceeding and have long spent taxpayer money to thwart the will of the people, the will of Congress. We are preparing for it. It’s done, “Johnson told the paper.

“We delve into the fight, and you know, we’ll make it work. Together with a left-handed lawyer, a huge flow chart of what we have to do to deal with it. there is.”

Home Secretary Priti Patel announced the New Deal with Rwanda last month. This will allow some of the UK’s illegal immigrants to relocate to Rwanda and “resettle and rebuild their lives.”

The Ministry of Interior said it would conduct a case-by-case risk assessment in determining eligibility for relocation, taking into account vulnerabilities such as disability, sexual orientation and sex reassignment surgery.

The government said the deal was aimed at breaking the business model of human smugglers who ferry migrants across the dangerous English Channel on small boats from France.

However, this tactic has received widespread criticism from opposition parties, charities, conservative backbenchers, and Archbishop of Canterbury.

The British Red Cross said some asylum seekers had disappeared from their accommodations for fear of being sent to Rwanda.

But Johnson said he believes that some people oppose tactics “for absolutely suspicious reasons.”

“They will oppose it basically just because they support the right of people to move freely across national borders, and it’s not sustainable,” he said.

Johnson also revealed that he had abandoned the idea of ​​returning a small boat to the waterway because “you risk losing your life.”

“So we had to come up with something smarter, and I think this would be the beginning of an approach that many countries are starting to adopt,” he said, referring to the Rwandan deal.

Asked if a review of the European Convention on Human Rights is needed to promote tactics, Johnson said: Nothing goes off the table. “

Lily Chow


Lily Zhou is a freelance writer who mainly covers the British news of The Epoch Times.