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UK to propose asylum ban on Channel migrants


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Suella Braverman

BIRMINGHAM- British Interior Minister, Suella Braverman will on Tuesday set out plans for new powers which would ban migrants who cross the English Channel from claiming asylum, a government source said.

The government has been under pressure to deal with the rising number of people making dangerous journeys in spite plans to deport those arriving illegally to Rwanda.

More than 30,000 people have made the crossing in small boats so far this year, already surpassing last year’s record.

 Meanwhile, government officials have warned that the total could reach 60,000 by the end of the year.

Braverman will use her speech to the governing Conservative Party’s annual conference to commit to looking at new legislative powers so the government can deport those who come to Britain illegally.

“It’s right that we extend the hand of friendship to those in genuine need,’’ Braverman will say, according to advance extracts.

“Parts of the system aren’t delivering. We need to end abuse of the rules and cut down on those numbers that aren’t meeting the needs of our economy.’’(Reuters/NAN)