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British Immigration Minister resigns

British Immigration Minister resigns

The Minister of Immigration in Great Britain, Robert Jenrick has resigned. 

 Jenrick has said that the reason was the big disagreements with Rishi Sunak's government regarding the direction of immigration policy.

The decision to step down came after the government published legislation aimed at supporting Rwanda's asylum policy, which has been declared illegal by the Supreme Court.

Ministers say the legislation will prevent further legal challenges for migrants, but Jenrick said in his resignation letter that the bill "does not go far enough".

Jenrick has previously suggested the government could walk away from the European Convention on Human Rights and the Rwanda deportation bill would allow ministers to override parts of UK human rights law. Under the government's plan , first announced in 2022, some asylum seekers arriving in the UK will be sent to Rwanda. This is part of the government's efforts to prevent migrants from crossing the English Channel in small boats

"The stakes for the country are too high for us not to pursue the stronger protections required to end the race of legal challenges that risk paralyzing the scheme and denying it its intended purpose. I refuse to be another politician who makes promises to the British public about immigration but doesn't keep them," Jenrick said.

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