Priti Patel’s new immigration plans are a ‘nasty cruel attack’ on children’s rights

Policy suggests the government’s ‘Global Britain’ mantra ‘rings hollow’, reports Kate Ng

Wednesday 28 April 2021 19:37
Migrant Children Facility California
Migrant Children Facility California

group of child rights academics have condemned the government’s New Plan for Immigration and said they are “appalled” by the proposals.

The home secretary unveiled new measures last month, which would see refugees who come to Britain through unauthorised routes denied an automatic right to asylum and instead forcibly removed to safe countries they passed through on their way to the UK.

Priti Patel said the objectives of the plan are to increase the fairness and efficacy of the asylum system to better protect asylum seekers, as well as deter illegal entry and “break” criminal trafficking networks.

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