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Britain wants to prevent asylum applications from migrants crossing the channel

“If you enter the UK illegally from a safe country, you must be immediately returned to your home country or relocated to Rwanda where your asylum application will be processed,” the justice minister said on Tuesday. “Suella Braverman’s Interior.

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London tightens the screw. The British government wants to prevent migrants who have crossed the Channel from France from applying for asylum in Britain, British Home Secretary Suella Braverman said on Tuesday (October 4th).

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“If you enter the UK illegally from a safe country, you must be immediately sent back to your home country or relocated to Rwanda where your asylum application will be processed.” said the ultra-conservative minister who received a standing ovation at the Conservative party convention in Birmingham.

London has made the issue of immigration a priority since Brexit. Britain says it wants to reduce the number of migrants it takes in. Suella Braverman thus confirmed that there was “too many asylum seekers abuse the system” and who do not serve “needs of the economy”.

The Home Secretary’s announcements were unanimously condemned by organizations that defend migrants’ rights. They see them as a diversion at a time when Britons, who polls show are largely in favor of accepting migrants, are primarily concerned about the cost of living crisis.

More than 33,500 people have made the dangerous crossing of the English Channel since the beginning of the year, one of the busiest sea routes in the world. This figure has been steadily increasing since 2018, despite the promises of successive Conservative governments.

According to UK Home Office figures, 94% of the approximately 50,000 migrants who arrived in the UK after crossing the English Channel in makeshift boats between January 2018 and June 2022 have applied for asylum; 86% of those who have since had their application processed have been granted asylum.

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