July 4, 2022


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Priti Patel insists Rwanda scheme not 'one-sided' as refugees face one-way flights

The Residence Secretary has defended the British Authorities’s partnership with Rwanda to course of asylum claims. Priti Patel flew to Kigali the capital of Rwanda on Thursday to signal the settlement which is able to see ship tens of 1000’s of asylum seekers granted a one-way ticket to be resettled within the African nation. 

Ms Patel advised the press convention in Rwanda: “Let me simply say this can be a partnership between our two nations at first.

“This isn’t a one-sided deal.”

“So I simply need to deconstruct any myths round that.

“We now have the fitting processes and mechanisms in place,” added the Residence Secretary.


Ms Patel described the partnership as a “international first and it’ll change the best way we collectively sort out unlawful migration”.

“This can be a international concern”, the Residence Secretary mentioned including many nations are struggling to handle it and “there is no such thing as a single or easy resolution”.

She mentioned: “This settlement illustrates that we are able to not settle for the established order. Persons are dying and the worldwide migration disaster requires new methods to seek out new partnerships and to seek out new options.

“It can additionally deal a serious blow to the evil individuals smugglers. We all know that this won’t be simple. We all know that we are going to face challenges alongside the best way.”


The Residence Secretary advised the Press Convention: “The UK asylum system is collapsing underneath a mixture of actual humanitarian crises and evil individuals smugglers profiteering by exploiting the system for their very own positive aspects.

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“Criminals are exploiting the hopes and fears of migrants, pushing them to creating harmful journeys to the UK, with fictitious and false guarantees that they will settle within the UK in the event that they make it.

“And this has devastating penalties for the numerous males, girls and youngsters who’ve tragically misplaced their lives or family members on perilous journeys.

“Additionally it is deeply unfair, as a result of it benefits these with the means to pay smugglers over the susceptible who can’t.”

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“World methods and conventions have failed to handle this international disaster. And the world has modified and a world management is required to seek out new progressive options to this rising drawback.”

She mentioned the partnership between the UK and Rwanda is “a part of the UK’s new plan for immigration to manage our borders, defend our communities, cease harmful unlawful migration, assist the world’s most determined individuals, and welcome worldwide abilities to the UK”.

The partnership between Rwanda and the UK will not be “comparable” to the kind of association Australia had, she added.

Ms Patel mentioned: “Australia will not be comparable. This isn’t the kind of association that Australia had. Australia is a sovereign nation, clearly had its personal association.”