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LONDON: British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has revealed a controversial law that stops the surge of illegal immigrants coming into the United Kingdom.
Sunak issued a strict warning that those who enter the country illegally would not be allowed to claim asylum.
“If you come here illegally, you can’t claim asylum. You can’t benefit from our modern slavery protections. You can’t make spurious human rights claims and you can’t stay,” Rishi Sunak said in a tweet.
“We will detain those who come here illegally and then remove them in weeks, either to their own country if it is safe to do so. Or to a Safe Third Country like Rwanda and once you are removed, you will be banned as you are in America and Australia from ever re-entering our country,” he added.
The bill is called the “illegal migration bill” and the draft law says that there will be a crackdown on those who will try to enter via small boats.
Suella Braverman, who is the interior minister of the UK, will be given the legal duty under the draft law, to deport the migrants entering illegally, such as across the English Channel.
Home Secretary Suella Braverman listens as Prime Minister Rishi Sunak speaks during a press conference following the launch of new legislation on migrant channel crossings at Downing Street on March 7, 2023 in London, United Kingdom.— Reuters
“The current situation is neither moral nor sustainable. It cannot go on,” Sunak added.
“And it’s devastatingly unfair on those who most need our help, but can’t get it as our asylum system is being overwhelmed by those travelling illegally across the channel,” he said.