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March 8, 2023

UK Permanently Bans Illegal Migrants From Entering the UK

The new legislation will remove Channel migrants from the UK and ban them from entering the country again. Plus, they won’t be able to apply for British citizenship.

The newly introduced measures are for anyone who comes to the UK through the English Channel in a small boat.

The government is expected to announce more details regarding this shortly.

On the other hand, the Refugee Council has opposed the new legislation, claiming that it will leave thousands of people without a place to call home.

However, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, who is focused on stopping the boats, said that anyone who comes to the UK illegally would not be allowed to stay.

As a result of the new legislation, the Home Secretary is now responsible for moving illegal migrants arriving in small boats to Rwanda or any other country whenever possible while permanently banning them from coming to the UK.

But don’t forget asylum seekers entering the UK can demand protection according to the UN’s Refugee Convention and the European Convention on Human Rights.

Moreover, Home Secretary Suella Braverman, who will impose the new laws, recently said that people would only be able to come to the UK through a safe and legal route.

According to the Home Office, there are many safe and legal routes to the UK, but some are only for citizens of specific countries like Ukraine and Afghanistan. There are also certain routes for British Nationals in Hong Kong.

In contrast, the rest of the asylum routes grant entry to a limited number of refugees who meet the specific criteria.

While talking to a renowned news outlet, BBC, Northern Ireland Secretary Chris Heaton-Harris said that this new legislation is only the beginning since the UK needs to take additional measures to tackle human trafficking and illegal immigration through the Channel.

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