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UK’s Rwanda Policy Will Dissuade Migrants: People Smugglers

Two Iraqi people traffickers told Sky News that the UK’s divisive policy of deporting migrants to Rwanda could work and has already decreased the number of people departing for Britain.

One of the people traffickers predicted that if the strategy is implemented, “people will back out of traveling to Britain and go to Europe instead.”

The two remaining contenders for the leadership of the ruling Conservative Party, Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak, have both vowed to uphold the policy if they are successful in ousting outgoing Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

However, the idea has encountered considerable setbacks, as no immigrants have been deported as a result of legal issues.

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There is “no clear evidence” that the Rwanda strategy would succeed, according to the Home Affairs Select Committee, a bipartisan group of MPs tasked with reviewing the Home Office’s operations. Chair Yvette Cooper blasted the initiative as a “waste of taxpayers’ money” last week.

A second smuggler told Sky News: “Our young people have ambitions, but they have no money and their families can barely feed them. They want to have a life, a house and get married.

“That is why they risk their lives, and they choose Britain because they will have rights. But because of the Rwanda policy, the number of people leaving (to the UK) has dropped.”

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Two Iraqi people traffickers told Sky News that the UK’s divisive policy of deporting migrants to Rwanda could work and has already decreased the number of people departing for Britain.

One of the people traffickers predicted that if the strategy is implemented, “people will back out of traveling to Britain and go to Europe instead.”

The two remaining contenders for the leadership of the ruling Conservative Party, Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak, have both vowed to uphold the policy if they are successful in ousting outgoing Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

However, the idea has encountered considerable setbacks, as no immigrants have been deported as a result of legal issues.

READ MORE: Kuwaiti Emir’s Son Named Prime Minister By Decree

There is “no clear evidence” that the Rwanda strategy would succeed, according to the Home Affairs Select Committee, a bipartisan group of MPs tasked with reviewing the Home Office’s operations. Chair Yvette Cooper blasted the initiative as a “waste of taxpayers’ money” last week.

A second smuggler told Sky News: “Our young people have ambitions, but they have no money and their families can barely feed them. They want to have a life, a house and get married.

“That is why they risk their lives, and they choose Britain because they will have rights. But because of the Rwanda policy, the number of people leaving (to the UK) has dropped.”

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