UK to deport nearly 6,000 migrants to Rwanda this year

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The UK expects to deport nearly 6,000 migrants to Rwanda this year, a senior minister said Tuesday, after the government published new details on the controversial scheme.

The figures come days after the plan aimed at deterring migrant arrivals on small boats from northern Europe became law following months of parliamentary wrangling.

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Rwanda has “in principle” agreed to accept 5,700 migrants already in the UK, the interior ministry revealed late Monday.

Of those, 2,143 “can be located for detention” before being flown there, according to the ministry.

Law enforcement agencies will find the remainder, Health Secretary Victoria Atkins said Tuesday when asked about the 5,700 earmarked for deportation.

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“The expectation is that we remove that group of people… by the end of the year,” she told Sky News television.

“If somebody doesn’t report as they should do… They will be found.”

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