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London wants to prevent asylum applications from migrants crossing the Channel


More than 33,500 people have made the dangerous Channel crossing since the start of the year. This figure has been steadily increasing since 2018, despite the promises of successive Conservative governments.

The British government wants to prevent migrants who have crossed the Channel from applying for asylum in the United Kingdom, Interior Minister Suella Braverman said on Tuesday October 4, an announcement immediately denounced by refugee associations as a violation of international conventions.

If you enter the UK illegally from a safe country, you must be promptly sent back to your country of origin or relocated to Rwanda, where your asylum claim will be considered

,” said the ultra-conservative minister , applauded at the Conservative Party Congress in Birmingham (central England).

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London has made the issue of immigration a priority since Brexit and says it wants to reduce the number of migrants the country takes in.

Suella Braverman said there were “

too many asylum seekers abusing the system

” and not serving “

the needs of the economy


More than 33,500 people have made the dangerous crossing of the English Channel since the beginning of the year, one of the busiest sea routes in the world.

This figure has been steadily increasing since 2018 despite the promises of successive Conservative governments.

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Suella Braverman's announcements have been denounced in unison by organizations defending the rights of migrants, who believe that they are a distraction, at a time when the British, the majority in favor of welcoming migrants according to the polls, worry first about the crisis in the cost of living.

Practice blocked by the ECHR

The founder of Care4Calais, Clare Mosley, criticized a "

barbaric, misleading and unnecessary

" project and denounced the "


" rhetoric of the government on the subject.

The Refugee Council has pointed out that the announcements go against the United Nations Convention on Refugees, which states that a migrant cannot be penalized in his asylum application because of the way he has entered the country where he is applying.

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As part of its fight against immigration, the government announced in the spring that it would deport certain asylum seekers to Rwanda.

This policy has so far been blocked by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), which Suella Braverman regretted, calling on the United Kingdom to "

take back control

" in the face of "

a foreign court which puts endangering our sovereignty



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Source: lefigaro

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