UK to offer failed asylum seekers £3000 to move to Rwanda

The UK will offer asylum seekers who fail to receive refugee status up to 3000 pounds in exchange for a voluntary relocation to Rwanda.

The UK had reached a deal to send asylum seekers for their applications to be processed in Rwanda, under a five-year agreement with no limits on numbers.

The UK government said the plan would deter people from arriving in the UK on small boats across the English Channel.

The government is pressing ahead with the asylum relocation plan despite the UK supreme court ruling which unanimously judged the Rwanda scheme was unlawful, citing safety concerns.

After the Supreme Court ruling, the government introduced a new bill to make clear in UK law that Rwanda is a safe country

The bill passed by a majority of votes in parliament, despite opposition by some conservative MPs.

In exchange for Rwanda taking asylum seekers, the UK will have to pay the country up to £379 million over five years.

The UK’s asylum system costs nearly £4bn a year, including about £8m a day on hotel accommodation.

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