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Priti Patel’s plan to ship migrants to Rwanda due to start in days

Priti Patel’s plan to ship migrants to Rwanda is due to begin in days – with single men crossing the Channel in small boats to be transported to the African country

  • However, the flagship plan may not start for months in the face of legal action
  • The Prime Minister slammed ‘liberal lawyers’ for delaying his plan and vowed to ‘do it’
  • Figures show 7,240 people have reached the UK in the past four months alone

Priti Patel’s new scheme to send failed asylum seekers to Rwanda will start next week, we have learned.

According to The sun.

However, the flagship plan may not start for months in the face of lawsuits from human rights groups.

Priti Patel’s new scheme to send failed asylum seekers to Rwanda to start next week

A Home Office source told the newspaper: ‘The first removals will be next week so people will be notified.

Home Secretary’s team ready for legal challenges as Boris Johnson hits out at ‘liberal lawyers’ for delaying his plan to send thousands of UK migrants to Rwanda – and vowed to “do it”.

The government had wanted flights to Kigali to start at the end of May as part of the £120million deal it struck with the Kagame government last month.

Under the partnership agreement, people arriving in the UK, including crossing the Channel in small boats, will be flown 4,000 miles to East Africa if they are deemed to have traveled illegally for economic reasons rather than for asylum.

It comes as analysis of government figures shows 7,240 people have reached the UK after sailing busy shipping lanes from France in small boats in the past four months alone since the start of 2022 .

It comes as analysis of government figures shows 7,240 people have reached the UK after sailing busy shipping lanes from France in small boats in the past four months alone since the start of 2022 .

But No10 said he could not set a deadline for the start of the program. Last week, two asylum seekers who came to Britain on the back of lorries this year asked lawyers to challenge the policy.

It comes as analysis of government figures shows 7,240 people have reached the UK after sailing busy shipping lanes from France in small boats in the past four months alone since the start of 2022 .

They have nearly 700 people who crossed last week in favorable weather conditions.

Interior Minister shakes hands with Rwandan Foreign Minister Vincent Birutaare after signing the partnership agreement during a joint press conference in Kigali

Interior Minister shakes hands with Rwandan Foreign Minister Vincent Birutaare after signing the partnership agreement during a joint press conference in Kigali

Critics said the 11-day break was simply due to bad weather and insisted the home secretary’s Rwandan policy would have no deterrent effect on those seeking to join Britain .

Anxious Border Force officials have now suggested that further delays to the Rwandan scheme will only encourage migrants to attempt the dangerous journey, warning that the Channel crisis could “get worse before it gets better”.

The Ministry of Defense took control of migrant operations in April, when the government also announced controversial plans to send some of those making the cross-Channel journey to Rwanda.

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