NEW DELHI: In a move to limit asylum rights for illegal migrants from India, the United Kingdom revealed its list of ‘safe states’ with plans to add India.
This step would speed up the process of returning people from India who have travelled to UK illegally. The UK Home Office on November 8 announced this decision with an aim to streamline immigration procedures and enhance border control measures.
UK witnessed an increase in arrival of small boat from India and Georgia over the past year. This prompted the government to reassess its approach and take steps under Illegal Migration Act 2023 against asylum seekers from these countries, according to the Home Office.
“Draft legislation laid in Parliament today (Wednesday 8 November) will strengthen the immigration system and help prevent abuse, including by people making unfounded protection claims,” stated the UK Home Office, reported ANI.
Meanwhile, UK Home Secretary Suella Braverman said, “We must stop people making dangerous and illegal journeys to the UK from fundamentally safe countries”.