New immigration law will make Rwanda deportations plan simpler

New immigration law will make Rwanda deportations plan simpler by removing delay mechanism, sources say

  • A new Bill would allow foreign nationals to lodge claims to delay their removal
  • The package will put a stop to the ECHR from blocking UK immigration measures
  • Further reforms will raise the bar for modern slavery claims, which are being abused by illegal migrants to delay their deportation from Britain 
  • Home Secretary said it was her ‘dream’ to send a flight to Rwanda by Christmas 

Obstacles to the Rwanda deportation scheme could be swept away by immigration laws proposed by Liz Truss.

A new Bill would shake up the immigration appeal system that allows foreign nationals to lodge interminable claims to delay their removal, insiders said.

The current process, which involves hearings in a succession of tribunals, could be cut to a single tier.

The package will also include measures – previously set out in the abandoned Bill of Rights – to stop the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg from blocking UK immigration measures.

Obstacles to the Rwanda deportation scheme could be swept away by immigration laws proposed by Liz Truss

Further reforms will raise the bar for modern slavery claims, which are being abused by illegal migrants to delay their deportation from Britain.

Government sources dismissed suggestions the Bill could be rushed through by Christmas, saying it is likely to be too complex and stressing they want to devise a ‘firm but fair’ system that will work.

It came as the Prime Minister, addressing the Tory party conference in Birmingham, said her Government was taking ‘decisive action by strengthening our borders, by beefing up our Border Force and expanding the Rwanda scheme’. 

She added: ‘Our brilliant new Home Secretary will be bringing forward legislation to make sure that no European judge can overrule us.’

The Prime Minister said: ‘Our brilliant new Home Secretary will be bringing forward legislation to make sure that no European judge can overrule us.’

The Prime Minister said: ‘Our brilliant new Home Secretary will be bringing forward legislation to make sure that no European judge can overrule us.’

This week Home Secretary Suella Braverman said it was her ‘dream’ to send a flight to Rwanda by Christmas, but it was unlikely until legal appeals are complete

This week Home Secretary Suella Braverman said it was her ‘dream’ to send a flight to Rwanda by Christmas, but it was unlikely until legal appeals are complete

A Government source said: ‘We will be seeking to remove the obstacles that stop us operationalising the Rwanda plan. 

The goal is to have a one-step appeal system so that applicants can no longer have multiple bites of the cherry.

‘The Nationality and Borders Act, which came into force earlier this year, attempted to streamline the appeals process, but it has a few too many gaps in it.

‘The goal is to get people to Rwanda so their case can be processed there. The more we can cut the time they spend in the UK, the better.’

Further reforms will raise the bar for modern slavery claims, which are being abused by illegal migrants to delay their deportation from Britain

Further reforms will raise the bar for modern slavery claims, which are being abused by illegal migrants to delay their deportation from Britain

A deal with Rwanda, secured by former home secretary Priti Patel, will allow irregular migrants to be handed a one-way ticket to the east African nation to claim asylum there rather than in the UK.

An initial removal flight was blocked at the 11th hour by the Strasbourg court and, as a result, the policy is likely to be in legal limbo until next year.

This week Home Secretary Suella Braverman said it was her ‘dream’ to send a flight to Rwanda by Christmas, but it was unlikely until legal appeals are complete.

She vowed to stop the European court ‘interfering’ in immigration cases.

Yesterday the Mail revealed Mrs Braverman is also planning Nightingale-style courts and detention centres to bring thousands of prosecutions against Channel migrants.

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