British Law Enforcement Carry Out First Roundup of Illegal Migrants for Deportation

By Mike Fishmore | May 6, 2024

Asylum seekers

The United Kingdom began a controversial operation to transfer migrants to Rwanda in Africa. 

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The British government has faced challenges for two years in implementing this policy, which aims to send asylum seekers who arrive in the UK from a "safe" country after January 1, 2022, to Rwanda. 

Supreme Court

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Despite initial opposition and a Supreme Court ruling against the policy, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has now decided to proceed with the relocation plan. More similar operations are expected to take place in the coming weeks.