London (EFE) .
As he explains to the Mail On Sunday, the Tory leader intends to end the “immoral” illegal migration trade with new powers directed at small boats that cross the Channel from France operated by criminal gangs.
Under the new legislation, UK Home Secretary Suella Braverman will be able to deport to Rwanda “or a safe third country” as soon as “reasonably practicable” anyone arriving in the UK on a small boat.
People arriving in the UK via this illegal route will also not be able to apply for political asylum while in the UK.
Sunak believes that the new powers represent a step forward when it comes to fulfilling his commitment to “stop the boats once and for all.”
“Illegal migration is not fair for British taxpayers, it is not fair for those who come legally and it is not correct that criminal gangs are allowed to continue with their immoral trade,” argues Sunak in statements published today in the aforementioned British Sunday newspaper .
“Make no mistake, if you come here illegally, you won’t be able to stay,” he says.
The tabloid anticipates today that the bill will be published on Tuesday.
“Stop. The British want this resolved. They are fed up with harsh speeches and inadequate measures. We have to stop these small boats ”, affirms, for her part, the Minister of the Interior to the same newspaper.
Sunak has made “stopping the boats” one of his main priorities, while Braverman has repeatedly promised to take a hard line on illegal migration across the English Channel.
These plans have been harshly criticized by activists from various organizations, who question whether some of these measures are compatible with the European Convention on Human Rights.
According to the most recent data released by the Ministry of the Interior, so far this year 2,950 migrants have crossed the Canal in these boats.