London approves deportation of asylum seekers to Rwanda

Londres aprova deportação de requerentes de asilo para o Ruanda

The British parliament has approved a bill to allow asylum seekers who enter the UK illegally to begin deportation flights to Rwanda. The only thing missing is ratification by King Charles III for the plan to come into force, according to the international press.

The House of Lords had delayed approval of the proposal, demanding that an independent body confirm Rwanda's status as a safe country. The upper house of the British parliament also demanded that UK agents or allies abroad should not be included in the plan.

According to the bill now approved, London will pay Rwanda in exchange for taking in migrants. The British High Court had ruled in November that the plan was illegal.

Although Rwanda is one of the most stable countries on the African continent, President Paul Kagame has been in power for 24 years and has been accused of ruling through repression.

Last year, 29,437 illegal migrants arrived in boats such as rubber dinghies, a reduction of 36% compared to 45,774 in 2022.

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