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Migrant flights to Rwanda already this summer

Migrant flights to Rwanda already this summer

These plans have met with strong opposition. Courts and other experts call them inhumane and illegal.

Sunak sees it as an attempt to fulfill his election promise to “stop the boats”, meaning to stop the life-threatening smuggling of refugees through the English Channel. Those seeking asylum in the UK are flown to Africa where their cases are heard.

– Now that will be enough, says the Prime Minister, after months of traveling, when the Lower and Upper Houses pass different proposals between them.

– We are ready. Plans are in place and these flights will take off no matter what.

In the short run, he says, the first projects will go in “ten to twelve weeks.”

The British Parliament approved the bill on Tuesday morning after first passing between the lower and upper houses in what a BBC expert described as a “ping-pong”.

On Monday, UN experts warned airlines and aviation authorities to facilitate the “illegal repatriation” of asylum seekers from Great Britain to Rwanda, EFE news agency writes.

Experts say the UK government's decision contravenes humanitarian law, and if airlines and aviation authorities comply, they should be held accountable for their actions.

The BBC reports that the opposition Labor Party has vowed to repeal the law if it wins the parliamentary elections due to be held by January next year.

According to Labour's Yvette Cooper, the party would invest in border security “rather than spend half a billion pounds on a system that only affects one per cent of asylum seekers”.

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