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Boris Johnson: Fifty migrants told they will be sent to Rwanda

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Posted: 14/05/22 - 10:22
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Fifty migrants have been told they will be the first to be sent to Rwanda in east Africa as part of the government's controversial resettlement policy.

In an interview with the Daily Mail, Boris Johnson revealed the figure, saying he expected a lot of legal opposition but insisted the government would "dig in for the fight".

Under a new deal, people judged to have entered the UK illegally now face being flown to Rwanda for resettlement.

The policy has been widely criticised.

Among its critics are more than 160 charities, the Archbishop of Canterbury, opposition parties and senior Conservative Party backbenchers, including former Prime Minister Theresa May.

I Call Bull: Oh this made me laugh, Boris is hailing this as a massive win when we are seeing over 1000 illegal migrants appearing in a single day https://bit.ly/3oHXtvE this is in no way a deterrent and is all BULL and bravado

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No doubt these are test cases before this project is either a great success on falls at the first hurdle
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A drop in the ocean (no pun intended) can't see this as a deterrent tbh.
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A turn back policy for the boats is the best solution IMO