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Let us press on with UK migrant plan, Rwanda tells critics

Let us press on with UK migrant plan, Rwanda tells critics

RWANDAN President Paul Kagame's government said that it would take as many migrants as Britain sends its way and urged "shouting" critics of the deportation plan to now let both nations proceed. British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak expects first flights to leave in 10-12 weeks after parliament passed legislation this week to sidestep legal objections that the migrants could be sent back to nations where they may face mistreatment. "No matter what number is announced to arrive here tomorrow or after tomorrow ... we are capable of receiving them," deputy government spokesperson Alain Mukuralinda told Reuters, adding that Rwanda did not yet know dates…
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UK PM Sunak dealt blow as court rules Rwanda deportation plan unlawful

UK PM Sunak dealt blow as court rules Rwanda deportation plan unlawful

ANDREW MACASKILL, SAM TOBIN and MICHAEL HOLDEN BRITISH Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said the government would appeal to the UK's top court after its plan to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda was deemed unlawful, a major blow to his pledge to stop asylum seekers arriving in small boats. Under an initial 140 million pound ($177 million) deal struck last year, Britain planned to send tens of thousands of asylum seekers who arrive on its shores a distance of more than 4,000 miles (6,400 km) to the East African country. The government argues the plan would smash the business model of human…
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UK interior minister visits Rwanda to expand deportation plan

UK interior minister visits Rwanda to expand deportation plan

PHILBERT GIRINEMA BRITISH interior minister Suella Braverman visited Rwanda to expand a deal under which the east African country will accept migrants who arrive in Britain without permission if British courts confirm that the proposals are legal. Britain's government wants to send thousands of migrants more than 4,000 miles away (6,400 km) to Rwanda as part of a 120 million pound ($146 million) deal agreed upon with Rwanda last year. No deportations have occurred while campaigners challenge the policy's legality in the courts. Many charities say the proposal is costly and impractical and will criminalise thousands of genuine refugees with few routes…
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