Wed. Feb 28th, 2024

The government will imminently unveil “strong” emergency legislation designed to overcome the Supreme Court’s objections to the Rwanda asylum policy, the immigration minister has said.

Robert Jenrick said new legislation would be presented to Parliament “shortly” after James Cleverly, the home secretary, signs a treaty with Rwanda today.

Jenrick told Breakfast: “We want to get the Rwanda scheme up and running as soon as possible.

“Unfortunately it’s been locked in the courts up to now but the treaty we are about to sign will create a fundamentally stronger relationship with Rwanda which answers the concerns of the Supreme Court about the scheme.

“That, coupled with a strong piece of emergency legislation that we’ll be bringing forward to Parliament shortly will, I hope, get the scheme up and running.”

By Joy

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