Tighter control of the country’s borders – that was the Brexit promise of the British conservative government. Now she wants to tighten her asylum policy significantly. Activists are alarmed.
In view of a record number of illegally entered migrants, the conservative British government wants to tighten the asylum law significantly. Interior Minister Priti Patel wanted to present a bill on Tuesday that would include life sentences for people smugglers and reception centers for migrants overseas. Your department announced “the most radical changes to the broken asylum system in decades”. This should enable illegal immigrants to be deported faster. Activists criticize the plans as an “anti-refugee law”. Thousands of vulnerable migrants would be criminalized.
Fighting illegal migration is a priority for the UK Conservative government after Brexit. “Take Back Control of our Borders”, that is, to regain control over one’s own borders, was one of the promises made when leaving the EU. The European Union continues to argue about a common asylum policy.
Despite increased police checks, people keep making their way to Great Britain from the French coast. In June there were more than 2,000. That is a new monthly record, reported the BBC.