Rwanda-UK Migration Plan 'Dead and Buried'

New British Prime Minister Keir Starmer plans to scrap the Rwanda deportation plan implemented by the previous Conservative government, saying that the policy intended to curb irregular migration has had the "complete opposite effect".

The five-year Rwanda plan, costing U.S.$494 million, proposed flying asylum seekers to Rwanda to apply for refuge there instead of Britain.

The scheme faced widespread condemnation from rights groups and the public. 

Rwanda’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Dr Vincent Biruta and the United Kingdom’s Home Secretary Priti Patel address the media after signing the five-year deal on relocation of migrants and asylum seekers in Kigali on April 14, 2022.


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