July 18, 2022
Alp Mehmet, Chairman of Migration Watch UK, said:
The conclusions of the Home Affairs Committee are baffling. While the Rwanda scheme was never going to solve the problem of illegal Channel crossings, the fact is we won’t know what impact it will have until those judged inadmissible are actually sent to Rwanda.
The idea that more safe routes, for which applications may be submitted at UK embassies, would stop the boats, is for the birds. Issuing posts would be overwhelmed within hours; as happened when Western embassies offered visas to nationals of the former communist states 32/3 years ago.
You can read the full report from the Home Affairs Committee on Channel crssings, migration and asylum here: https://committees.parliament.uk/publications/23102/documents/169178/default/