People who enter the UK illegally may end up being relocated to the African country of Rwanda, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced...
The first people to be relocated to Rwanda will receive formal notifications within weeks, the government said, with the first flights expected to take place in the coming months.
Talking at a press conference in Kent on April 14, Johnson said the agreement is “uncapped” and Rwanda will have the “capacity to resettle tens of thousands of people in the years ahead,” including those who have arrived illegally since the start of the year.
Johnson said that while Britain has generously provided sanctuary to countless people fleeing conflicts and persecution, “we cannot sustain a parallel illegal system.”
“Our compassion may be infinite, but our capacity to help people is not,” he said.
“We can’t ask the British taxpayer to write a blank cheque to cover the costs of anyone who might want to come and live here.”
This comes from leaving the EU, I guess. Now if only they follow through with the scheme...