While many countries are opening their border to refugees- in some cases- against the will of the people, Britain appears to be taking a different stance.
British home secretary Suella Braverman has set out plans that would ban refugees who cross the English Channel from claiming asylum. She even said it was her “dream” to see a government flight deporting asylum seekers to Rwanda. The British government has been under pressure to deal with the rising number of people making dangerous journeys despite plans to deport those arriving by irregular means to Rwanda.
More than 30-thousand people have made the crossing in small boats so far this year, already surpassing last year’s record. Government officials have warned the total could reach 60 thousand by the end of 20-22. Dozens of people have died in the attempt in recent years.