Rishi Sunak warns illegal immigrants against entering UK, says ‘Migrants cannot apply for asylum’
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has announced tougher laws to prevent illegal immigrants from crossing the English Channel.
The British Indian leader made cracking down on this illegal route between the UK’s maritime border with neighboring France one of his top priorities for the year.
“If you come here illegally, you can’t claim asylum. You can’t benefit from our modern slavery protections. You can’t make false human rights claims and you can’t stay,” Sunak took to Twitter to warn illegal immigrants. .
The new law would place a duty on the Home Secretary to remove and return permanently anyone arriving in Rwanda or a “safe” third country by small boat “as soon as practicable”. Ban on going.
“Make no mistake, if you’re here illegally, you’re not going to be able to stay,” said Sunak, creator of “Stopping the Boats.”
“Illegal immigration is not fair on the British taxpayer, it is not fair on people who come here legally and it is not fair that criminal gangs are allowed to continue their unethical trade. I am determined to fulfill my promise to stop the boats,” he added.
The UK has laws that allow illegal immigrants to claim asylum after crossing the border. Normally, immigrants are allowed to stay while their cases are being tried, but the new law would prevent such immigrants from claiming asylum first.
The government has long been trying to deal with a surge in the number of asylum seekers making the dangerous crossing from France to the UK. However, it is not clear how the government is proposing to limit the rights of asylum seekers.
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Sunak and his Indian-origin Home Secretary Suella Braverman now plan to introduce legislation in Parliament next week to address the issue.
“Make no mistake, if you come here illegally, you will not be able to stay,” Sunak told the Sunday Express newspaper. “I have made the issue of illegal immigration one of my top five priorities – pledging to stop the boats. Once and for all,” he added.
(with inputs from agencies)
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