The government’s proposal to send illegal migrant men to Rwanda while their asylum claims are processed will not be followed through in any meaningful way, says Bow Group Research Fellow for Migration Benjamin Loughnane.
Speaking to GB News, Benjamin Loughnane predicted that very few illegals would be sent to the African nation because of the “number of legal challenges that people will go through to prevent this plan from taking off”.
“There will be a few people over the course of a couple of years and it’ll cost us an enormous amount of money. All it will really do is save Boris’s skin,” Mr Loughnane said.
The Bow Group research fellow also predicted that the government would claim that the system would ultimately be a failure because of “activists” and lawyers, in order to abnegate responsibility for securing the country’s borders. He added that he did not believe Boris Johnson’s government cared about stopping or deterring illegal mass migration.
Mr Loughnane told the broadcaster: “I don’t think they actually care about it. I think they want to be seen to care. They want to be seen to be trying to do something because they know that the electorate care about the security of our borders and the integrity of our nation. But they don’t really care. They just have to look as though they’re trying.”
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