Should the UK send asylum seekers to Rwanda 5,000 miles away? Join in

According to government plans, people fleeing persecution and violence could be sent halfway around the world, a move that has been criticized by human rights experts, lawyers and even Prince Charles.

Britain's Home Secretary Priti Patel reacts during the Platinum Party at Buckingham Palace June 4, 2022 as part of celebrations to mark Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee - Some 22,000 people and millions more at home will join in a star-studded musical celebration of the historic Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II Expected. (Photo by HANNAH MCKAY/POOL/AFP) (Photo by HANNAH MCKAY/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Asylum seekers are to be sent 5,000 miles away to Rwanda according to current government policy, what do you think?

The first deportation flight bringing British asylum seekers to Rwanda is due to take off today after the Court of Appeal upheld the legality of the government’s plan.

Under the government’s divisive new immigration policy, all asylum seekers who reach the UK “illegally”, by dinghy or in the back of a truck, will be deported to Rwanda to have their application processed. In which UN Refugee Charterthere is no “illegal” asylum applicant or asylum seeker.

Although 130 people were originally intended to be forced onto the flight, 10 people are currently scheduled to be deported from that first flight, following a series of legal challenges based on the human rights of each individual and possible problems of modern slavery. Following that legal battle, Home Secretary Priti Patel said she would consider relaxing the government’s anti-slavery legislation.

Boris Johnson’s government says the measure aims to tackle modern human trafficking, which has seen more than 10,000 people cross the English Channel in dangerous small boats since early 2022. This is double the number of Channel crossings in the same period last year.

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Refugee Council Charity has said that the best way to combat so-called ‘illegal’ immigration is to provide people with better safe and legal ways to seek asylum in this country. They explain on their website: “A person must be physically present in the UK to apply for asylum.

“Without safe options such as resettlement, family reunification and humanitarian visas, those fleeing conflict and persecution could take the desperate measure of crossing the English Channel, risking their lives in the process. Far too many people lost their lives trying to escape last year.

“If the government is serious about saving lives, it will commit to providing safe alternatives.”

Despite being a popular policy among Boris Johnson supporters, the program has even drawn criticism from the often politically neutral Prince Charles, who reportedly called the policy “appalling”.

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What do you think? Is this a necessary measure to slow immigration or an act of cruelty to people in dire need of help? Let us know what you think in the comments below. Should the UK send asylum seekers to Rwanda 5,000 miles away? Join in

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