UK government may block illegal immigrants from applying for asylum: report

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak warned illegal immigrants entering the country on Sunday (local time) that he will start deporting every illegal immigrant who crosses its borders and will not be allowed to apply for asylum. Will give, Fox News reported.

Sunak made the pledge in a Sunday interview as Britain faces a steady flow of migrants crossing its borders from Europe.

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Sunak’s government is expected to push legislation this weekend to crack down on illegal immigration, with a particular emphasis on illegal immigrants arriving in boats in the English Channel, reports Fox News.

The new law will put a duty on the Home Secretary to remove anyone arriving on a small boat to Rwanda or a “safe” third country “as soon as reasonably practicable” and permanently ban them from returning.

Sunak, who has made “stopping the boats” one of his top priorities, “make no mistake, if you come here illegally, you won’t be able to stay.”

“Illegal immigration is not fair to British taxpayers, it is not fair to those who come here legally and it is not right that criminal gangs be allowed to continue their unethical trade. I am determined to fulfill my promise.” ” He added.

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The UK has laws allowing illegal immigrants to claim asylum after crossing the border. Usually, migrants are allowed to stay while their case is pending, but the new law would prevent such migrants from claiming asylum in the first place.

The government has long been trying to deal with a surge in the number of asylum seekers making the dangerous crossing from France to the UK.

However, it is unclear how exactly the government is proposing to limit the rights of asylum seekers.

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