The British Home Secretary defended the law that limits immigration: “Refugees abuse our generosity”

UK Home Secretary Suella Braverman speaks to the media, following the launch of a new law banning the entry of asylum seekers arriving on small boats across the English Channel, in London, Britain 7 March 2023 Leon Neal/Pool via REUTERS (POOL/)

The British Home Secretary, Suella Bravermandefended this Wednesday that the controversial draft of the Migration Law submitted by your government “does not break the law” or breach the obligations UK International.

“We are not breaking the Law and no government representative has said that we are breaking the law”, the minister remarked today in statements to the channel skynews on the Executive’s plans for stop irregular arrivals of small boats to this country, highly criticized by various sectors.

United Kingdom migrants
Migrants who have just arrived in the United Kingdom are transferred to a refugee center (DANIEL LEAL /)

Braverman argued that the Government has made it “very clear” that it believes that this country complies with all its “international obligations, for example the Refugee Convention, the European Convention on Human Rights and other conventions to which we are subject.”

“What is important is that we have to take compassionate but necessary and fair action now because there are people who are dying trying to get here“, said.

“Stop the boats”: the message about immigration that crosses the English Channel every day is clear on the lectern from which British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak speaks (Leon Neal/Photo shared via AP) (Leon Neal/)

These migrants “are breaking our laws, they are abusing the generosity of the british and now we have to ensure that they are deterred from doing so,” he argued.

According to plans revealed yesterday by the British Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak“illegal” immigrants arriving in the UK on boats they will not have the option to request asylum in this country and will be arrested.

Sunak watches a drone patrol British territorial waters in the English Channel from Dover, Kent (Kirsty Wigglesworth/Pool via REUTERS)
Sunak observes a drone with which British territorial waters are patrolled in the English Channel from Dover, Kent (Kirsty Wigglesworth/Pool via REUTERS) (POOL/)

The Tory leader explained that these will be expelled “in a matter of weekseither to their own country, if it is safe, or to a safe third country like Rwanda.”

London will evaluate in “exceptional circumstances” whether a person may suffer “serious and irreversible” risks when deported to a certain country, but even in those cases the maximum period in which it will allow the appeal to be analyzed before expelling him will be 45 days .

(With information from EFE)

Keep reading:

Great Britain presented a plan against immigration that borders the legal limit

The UK Home Secretary was criticized for calling the arrival of immigrants an “invasion”

Record number of migrants in the United Kingdom: 1,300 arrived in 24 hours through the English Channel