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Ukraine refugees who enter the UK via Ireland could be sent to Rwanda, MPs say | Immigration and asylum

Undocumented people who travel from ukraine to uk via Ireland can be considered for moving to Rwanda senior Home Office official told the deputies.

During the same hearing before the special committee minister refused to say during repeated interrogations whether the Ukrainians were who arrive in Great Britain across the English Channel by boat could also send to a Central African country.

The exchange took place on home affairs select committee where minister Tom Pursglove failed to point to any calculations, the government moving policy would reduce room of people arrival in United Kingdom in small boats.

Some Conservative MPs criticized Ireland. decision remove all restrictions for refugees fleeing the war, claiming it would create back door to the UK, leaving the country vulnerable to potential criminal elements.

It was indicated out what common travel area means Ukrainians who not pass British security checks or left waiting for visas to arrive could have simply reached the UK by traveling to Northern Ireland from the Republic of Ireland and then taking a ferry to the UK.

Stuart S. McDonald, SNP home affairs representative and committee member, asked Dan Hobbs, director of asylum, protection and law enforcement, on the transition of Ukrainians to Northern Ireland from Ireland. Are they in the area of This policy or not?” he said.

Hobbs replied, “Depending on on individual circumstances they may not fall in “inadmissibility” criteria.

MacDonald said: “You leave open the possibility of Belfast crossing Dublin and possibly up in Rwanda.”

Formerly Diana Johnson, Chair of committee, Pursglav asked if the Ukrainians who traveled to the UK small the boat will be deemed “unacceptable” and therefore may be removed.

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pursglove, minister for justice and the fight against illegal migration, replied: “Absolutely not reason why any Ukrainian should to get in small boat and payment people smuggler to get into the UK.”

When asked what modeling was used for give “evidence base for This decision”, minister replied: “This new and untested policy at this stage in time. I think that in completeness of time we will see this policy as part of Wider package that we present really change the dynamics.”

Johnson said it sounded like simulation was not carried out out. Pursglove replied, “I’d be happy to hear an alternative.”

Two safe and legal routes for Ukrainian refugees to enter the UK – Ukraine family scheme and houses for Scheme Ukraine – there were delays. latest government data shows that 37 400 of 125,100 applicants have arrived so far in Britannia.

According to the scheme announced last month to home secretaryPriity Patel, UK will pay for people seeking asylum who are considered to have arrived “illegally” to be sent to Rwanda, where their claims will be considered.

In theory, they will be granted asylum or granted refugee status. in the country. Boris Johnson said that “dozens of thousands” of illegal migrants will removed to Rwanda.

Documents released government on Monday show that Rwandan government managed to process maximum of 307 asylum cases in one year since 2016.

Joanna Cherry, who attended session from the joint committee on human rights, asked Pursglove if he accepted reports from the US State Department, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch documenting “unlawful or arbitrary killings” and with enforced disappearances and torture by Rwandans government.

Pursglove said that “on the whole, Rwanda is a safe and secure country.” use for resettlement, claiming there were no “systematic violations” of human rights obligations in East African country.

government announced on Monday what a process of removal people to Rwanda begin over in next few weeks.

Answering the hearing, Enver Solomon, Executive Director of The Refugee Council stated: “This government now openly admitted that this is the intention on treatment of any person fleeing war or oppression from all over world as a commodity to be sent to Rwanda. This includes those who fled deadly conflicts in Ukraine and Afghanistan right now. It’s terribly cruel and will cause great human suffering.

“We urge government rethink it immediately plans and focus on operating orderly, humane and just asylum system”.

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