Plans for fast- track deletion of Albanian citizens entering the UK via small boat crossings got closer after Priti Patel met Albanian police.
Monday’s meeting was part of of two days of negotiation on exchange of forensics and biometrics for clamp down on anyone input who It has criminal record in This is reported by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Albania.
Patel and Albanian minister for interior affairsBledi Chuchi, signed a settlement agreement criminal gang trafficking people from the Balkan country through Europe to Calais.
Law enforcement, intelligence and operational specialists teams will help to approve final Details of how Front line teams will work to cope with the influx of Albanians across the English Channel.
Figures released last week showed that 2165 Albanians were registered as arriving in UK by small boats between January and June 2022 compared to with just 23 discovered in same period previous year.
According to the Interior Ministry, Albania is a “safe and prosperous country” and many of its citizens “travel to different countries.” countries travel to the UK” before making “false asylum claims when they arrive”.
But the Refugee Council said it would wrong decide things and that the majority of asylum applications from Albanian citizens in UK provided.
The Home Office said the UK and Albanian governments are implementing new joint paths of employees, including law enforcement side on side in both countries process receipts, check criminal databases and share intelligence in real time. This pilot has already began.
Patel said: “It is shameful and absurd that so many Albanian citizens enter the UK. via small boats when home country, Albania, is a safe country. In 2021 I signed our first removal agreement with in government of Albania, which covered our joint cooperation on addressing organized crime, illegal migration and law enforcement issues between our two countries.
“This agreement allowed me to return the Albanian citizens on weekly, and now their deletion will be fast-tracked under this agreement, in tandem with measures introduced under the Citizenship and Borders Act. These Albanian citizens are illegally brought here by organized criminal networks passing through several EU countries countries. They buy asylum, try to claim asylum in United Kingdom in hope they can remain here and disappear into criminal underworld, fueled by Albanian gangs. We will put an end to this.”