UK minister to Rwanda to strengthen immigrant deportation plan – KESQ

LONDON (AP) — The British Home Secretary has arrived in Rwanda for a visit aimed at reinforcing the British government’s commitment to a controversial plan to deport some asylum seekers to the African country. Before her visit, Suella Braverman said immigration policy “will act as a powerful deterrent against dangerous and illegal travel.” Britain’s Conservative government wants to prevent migrants from reaching the UK on risky journeys across the English Channel, and a deportation deal signed with Rwanda last year was part of measures aimed at deterring arrivals. But the 140 million pound ($170 million) plan has been embroiled in legal challenges and no one has yet been sent to Rwanda.


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