Flash News


Britain's new plan to expel Albanians / What is the "white list" and how will it work

Britain's new plan to expel Albanians / What is the "white list"

Britain will track down all asylum seekers from countries deemed safe, including Albania, and remove them as soon as possible. This is the new strategy that the UK will apply to curb immigration.

The Times writes that Home Secretary Suella Braverman is seeking to revive a list of designated "safe" countries for citizens whose asylum claims are largely considered unfounded.

Those whose request will be rejected will not have the right to appeal. During this year, according to Britain, over 12 thousand Albanians went there illegally.

The authorities are seeking to apply a method similar to that of the Labor government in the early 2000s, in which it dealt with applications from asylum seekers from so-called "white-listed" countries within ten days.

Migrants arriving in small boats from countries on the list will be detained at the Manston processing site in Kent, or other reception centres, where their asylum claims will be fast-tracked.

Asylum requests from countries on the "white list" will be assumed to be "clearly unfounded". Those who are provided with a "clearly unfounded" certificate will not have the right to appeal.

The current "white list", which has not been used in recent years due to legal challenges against its use, includes all EU countries and Albania, Macedonia, Moldova, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, India, Mongolia, South Africa, Korea and some South American countries.

A second "partial designation" list declares some places safe for men, but not women and children. These include Ghana, Nigeria, Gambia, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali and Sierra Leone.

Another option understood to be under consideration is to ban all male asylum seekers from countries on both lists and treat their claims as "clearly unfounded", but allow claims from women and children from those countries to progress as normal. .

Latest news