Germany becomes next country to consider using UK’s Rwanda immigration scheme

Germany is said to be considering a Rwanda-style immigration deal that would see refugees deported to another country.

This news comes less than a week after Austria sought plans to adopt a similar deal, becoming the first EU country to do so.

Germany is set to abandon Angela Merkel’s open door migration policy, in favour of tougher rules under Olaf Scholz. The country Germany could use has not been announced.

Scholz, the chancellor of Germany, faces pressure from the conservative opposition and has agreed to cut benefits for asylum seekers, to relieve the financial burden on local authorities.

Over three million refugees are currently in Germany, including a million Ukranian refugees, reports The Telegraph. The news also follows Italy’s announcement this week that it would build deportation centres in Albania.

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Under the UK’s £140 million Rwanda deportation scheme, the Government have said their plan is to deter people arriving in the UK through “illegal, dangerous or unnecessary methods”, including those crossing the English Channel on small boats, which is currently a big concern.

The UK’s system acts as almost a one-way ticket, where to contest the move, asylum seekers would need to prove that it would expose them to a risk of “serious and irreversible harm”.

Suella Braverman said: “The global migration crisis is the challenge of our age, with the UK and the European continent seeing huge movements of people travelling illegally across our borders. This is placing an unprecedented burden on our communities and public services.”

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The UK’s Rwanda scheme was scheduled to begin in June 2022, however was cancelled as the Court of Appeal ruled the east African nation was not a safe third country to send asylum seekers to.

“Deficiencies” in Rwanda’s asylum system meant that some claimants would be sent back to the same home countries that they had fled from.

The Court of Appeal also ruled that the scheme broke Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights, which prohibits torture and inhuman treatment.

The policy is expected to be ruled by The Supreme Court in December, and if they deem it lawful, the first deportation flights will begin in February.

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