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UK officials working on starting deportation flights to Rwanda ‘by summer’

According to Sky News, officials from the UK are trying to get deportation flights into Rwanda “by the summer,” according to a government source.

This weekend, the home secretary signed an updated to the government’s migration agreement with central African nation. It now covers “all categories” of people who travel through safe countries to make dangerous and illegal journeys to the UK.

According to the Home Office, it will allow the government’s Illegal Migration Bill to be delivered. This would mean that illegal immigrants who have arrived in the UK illegally and cannot be returned to their country of origin will be “in the scope to be relocated” to Rwanda.

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Rwanda: Braverman visits the facilities

According to a government source, it will “close all loopholes” that allow illegal immigrants to enter the country, even those who claim to be modern slavery victims.

Suella braverman applauded the UK’s strengthening of its migration partnership when she visited Kigali, where she met with Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame as well as Dr Vincent Biruta, the minister for international cooperation and foreign affairs.

As part of the PS120m agreement with Rwanda last year, the UK government intends to send tens to thousands of migrants over 4,000 miles to Rwanda.

The journey has not been completed by anyone yet.

After an appeal to European Court of Human Rights, a flight was halted in the last minute of June 2013.

Saturday saw Dr Biruta and Ms Braverman sign the updated memorandum to understanding. This will expand the partnership even further.

Image Suella Brverman (centre), tours a building site near Kigali, during her visit to Rwanda

Rwanda is blessed with ‘plentiful’ resources

Ms Braverman highlighted the steps taken by the government and said that the bill “significantly and significantly reduced the legal paths available – the claims people have to stop their removal or relocation to the United Kingdom.”

“To delay their arrest. To subvert our rules. We are currently seeing people using modern slavery claims, asylum claims, and human rights laws to undermine our duty to control our border.

She said, “Our bill fixes this, and we have struck a right balance between fairness for delivering an effective system of legal duties, powers to detain, remove, and compassion, so that we can move people to a safer country.

“And, as we’ve seen in Rwanda, there is plenty of resources to support and accommodate people so they can live safe-secure lives.”

Image During her visit to Rwanda, the home secretary visits a construction training academy in Kigali.

Braverman visits potential migrants housing

The secretary of home spent time in Rwanda with refugees who had recently settled in the country.

She was also able to tour newly constructed housing and accommodation units that will be used for those who have been relocated to Rwanda.

Fesseha Teame, a Rwandan refugee, said that he never felt “considered as a foreigner” but didn’t see Africa having the ability to host “many thousands”.

After the home secretary stated that Rwanda has the ability to resettle many thousand of people and could quickly provide accommodation once flights start, the 48-year-old spoke out to the media with his wife and four children.

Ms. Braverman said that the suggestion Rwanda could only accept 200 people was a “completely false narrative” being spread by critics who want the deal to be scrapped.

Yolande Makolo, Rwanda’s spokesperson for government, used the figure to address British journalists last year.

Image Suella braverman visits a newly constructed house with Minister of Information, Communication and Technology, ClaudetteIrere, in Rwanda

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Ms. Braverman met entrepreneurs and investment start-ups to discuss the variety of employment and business opportunities that Rwandans have.

The prime minister unveiled a package earlier this month that will see an establishment of a French detention center and the deployment of French personnel and technology to protect beaches in a joint effort to reduce illegal migration.

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Some 45.728 people traveled via the Channel to the UK in 2022 – an increase of 60% over the previous year.

Ms Braverman stated that she was in Rwanda to “reinforce government’s commitment towards the partnership as part our plan to end the boats and discuss plans for operationalizing our agreement shortly.”


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