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Suella Braverman plans to deport migrants to Rwanda by summer as country ‘ready to take thousands’

‘Rwanda is ready,’ says home secretary after visiting housing sites around Kigali

Liam James
Saturday 18 March 2023 23:42 GMT
Suella Braverman lands in Rwanda for first visit after asylum deal

Suella Braverman is making plans to deport migrants to Rwanda by the summer, while the government in Kigali said it was “ready to absorb the thousands that will come from the UK”.

A Home Office source said “we are certainly working towards getting the flights off before the summer”, adding that the home secretary acknowledged the schedule was dependent on pending legal battles.

In her first trip to the central African nation as home secretary, Ms Braverman on Saturday visited facilities being built to house people removed from Britain.

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