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Rwanda plan: UK Parliament passes migrant deportation bill

Posted on AllSides April 23rd, 2024
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The British Parliament approved a controversial plan to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda on Monday night after a marathon tussle between the upper and lower houses.

The bill cleared its final hurdle when the House of Lords — which had repeatedly sent back the legislation — agreed not to make any further changes.

Lawmakers in the House of Commons had already rejected two amendments made in the House of Lords last week.

Hours before the vote, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said that deportation flights would start in the coming months.

"We are ready, plans are in place...

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