Ms Patel and Boris Johnson introduced the Rwanda immigration partnership in April amid rising pressures to cope with the rising variety of Channel crossings in 2021. At least 28,395 individuals made the perilous 21-mile journey all through 2021, which is treble the quantity who made the journey in 2020.
However, in accordance to Sky News, the quantity of people that have made the crossing this year to this point is greater than 3 times as many as have been made between January and May in 2021 as a minimum of 7,739 have already arrived on British shores.
The Government’s £120million scheme, which is able to see individuals deemed to have entered the UK by illegal means be despatched to the African nation, has confronted challenges from politicians and even the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Speaking on the Metropolitan Police’s specialist coaching centre in Gravesend, the Home Secretary stated: “I’ve said from day one, even when I signed the agreement and announced the partnership, that this will take time and it will take time for a range of reasons.
“We see varied hurdles and obstacles, primarily from specialist regulation corporations that need to block the elimination of people that don’t have any proper to be in our nation.
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“That is part of the techniques that they use.”
She added: “And when it comes to the issue of small boats, that is exactly why we changed our laws, that is why we have this partnership with Rwanda, because it’s sending out a clear signal that those that come to our country illegally, they will have no right to remain in our country.
“We will use each instrument and every bit of laws that we have now at our disposal to be sure that we are able to take away them.”
Harking back to the Brexit referendum, Ms Patel concluded: “I will not be deterred from acting to deliver on the changes the British people voted for to take back control of our money, laws and borders.”
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However, the department has since said it does not recognise the figure and that there is no cap on the number of people who may be sent to Rwanda.
The Prime Minister also conceded he would need to take on an “military of politically-motivated legal professionals”.
Mr Johnson later added: “Yes, after all, there are going to be authorized eagles, liberal-left legal professionals who will attempt to make this tough.
“We always knew this was going to happen but it is a very sensible thing.”