Asylum seekers from the United Kingdom will be relocated to Rwanda for processing.

Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, has said that the government will begin transferring asylum claimants to Rwanda for processing.

The prime minister’s office announced this on Wednesday.

Johnson will announce plans for a migration alliance with Rwanda on Thursday, according to the prime minister.

Johnson is likely to give a speech in which he argues that action is required to stop illegal migration and prevent “vile people traffickers” from turning the ocean into a “watery graveyard.”

“A parallel illegal system cannot be sustained.” “Our capacity to serve people is not unlimited, but our compassion is,” he remarked.

“The British people have voted on multiple occasions to regulate our borders, not to close them, but to keep them under control.

“Just as Brexit allowed us to regain control of legal immigration by replacing free movement with a points-based system, we are now regaining control of illegal immigration with a long-term asylum plan for this country.”

“It is a plan that will ensure that the United Kingdom has a world-leading asylum offer, providing extensive protection to those directly fleeing the worst of mankind by settling thousands of people each year through safe and lawful methods.”

According to the BBC, 28,526 persons crossed the English Channel in small boats in 2021, compared to 8,404 in 2020.

“Before Christmas, 27 individuals drowned, and there may be many more drowning at sea in the weeks ahead, whose bodies may never be found,” Johnson continued.

“About 600 people crossed the English Channel yesterday.” This might return to a thousand per day in a few of weeks.

“I accept that these people, whether 600 or a thousand, are looking for a better life; the chances that the United Kingdom offers and the prospect of a new beginning.

“Before Christmas, 27 individuals drowned, and there may be many more drowning at sea in the weeks ahead, whose bodies may never be found,” Johnson continued.

“However, these ambitions – these dreams – have been abused. Men, women, and children are drowning in unseaworthy boats and suffocating in refrigerated vans as a result of these despicable people smugglers abusing the weak and turning the Channel into a watery graveyard.”

As part of a trial process, the arrangement that would ease the movement of asylum seekers out of the UK to Rwanda is set to offer Rwanda an initial £120 million.

Refugee organizations, on the other hand, have slammed the idea as harsh and have requested the UK government to reconsider.

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