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UK plan to deport refugees to Rwanda faces legal challenges

By William Wallis

09 May 2022 · 2 min read

The UK government’s controversial plans to shake up the way asylum seekers are treated and deport some refugees to Rwanda are running up against a barrage of legal challenges.

The Public and Commercial Services Union, which represents civil servants, has joined forces with advocacy groups Detention Action and Care4Calais, to demand greater clarity from the Home Office on the criteria by which refugees will be selected for deportation.Last month, the Home Office announced its plan to transport some migrants entering the UK — including those who have not sought asylum in a safe third country — to Rwanda.

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