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Ministers considering law to prevent migrants sent to Rwanda from returning to UK

MINISTERS are considering a law to prevent migrants sent to Rwanda from returning to the UK.

The government is set to back a change to their new small boat laws that would see illegal migrants sent to the tiny African nation on a one way ticket.

Ministers are considering a law to prevent migrants sent to Rwanda from returning to Britain

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Ministers are considering a law to prevent migrants sent to Rwanda from returning to BritainCredit: AFP

It comes as migrants housed in Britain’s hotels are set to be moved to military facilities in weeks.

Insiders say Downing Street is considering adding the powers into the laws to help stave off a Tory rebellion.

Around 60 MPs could try and force the government to include powers to ignore rulings from the European Court of Human Rights – which PM Rishi Sunak does not want to do.

Under current proposed plans failed asylum seekers would not be able appeal any decision to send them to Rwanda.

But the option being considered wants to take this further and “is intended to block courts from ordering individuals to be returned to the UK.”

Any migrants who did win a potential case would be entitled to damage payments instead, the Sun on Sunday understands.

Tory MP Jonathan Gullis, who proposed the amendment said: “I am grateful for the engagement I’ve had with No.10 and the Home Secretary so far, and I hope they take on my amendment.

“The aim is to prevent a UK court ordering the Home Secretary to return an individual who has already been removed to a safe third country like Rwanda back to the UK.

“If that were to happen, it would undermine public trust in our world leading Rwanda agreement, which I hope to see expanded to other safe third countries, and not act as the deterrent we need to stop migrants needlessly risking their lives when they choose to cross the English Channel from France.”

Downing Street declined to comment.

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