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According to Priti Patel, the asylum system is "broken" with 20 channel migrants being withdrawn from the deportation flight


Priti Patel today declared the British asylum system "broken" after 20 migrants were withdrawn from a new deportation flight to Germany.

The Interior Minister sent another handful of migrants back to mainland Europe, but was hit by a number of legal challenges at the 11th hour.

An immigration enforcement charter flight yesterday flew three Iranians, two Eritreans, one Iraqi and one Kuwaiti back to Germany after crossing the English Channel. Two of them sailed the narrow sea in September.

Yesterday's flight also stopped in Hungary to deport five foreign criminals on a combined 20-year prison term whose crimes include robbery, class A drug trafficking, theft and possession of a knife.

But the flight was again bogged down in legal action, with 20 scheduled deportees removed before the plane took off.

Ms. Patel said angrily: “As the problems we faced yesterday show, our asylum system is broken. Therefore, the new system I am introducing will be fairer and stronger.

Priti Patel today declared the British asylum system "broken" after 20 migrants were withdrawn from a new deportation flight to Germany. The Interior Minister sent another handful of small boat migrants back to mainland Europe, but was hit by a number of legal challenges in the 11th hour

Ms. Patel said angrily: “As the problems we faced yesterday show, our asylum system is broken. Therefore, the new system I am introducing will be fairer and stronger. & # 39;

Ms. Patel said angrily: “As the problems we faced yesterday show, our asylum system is broken. Therefore, the new system I am introducing will be fairer and stronger. & # 39;

“It will be compassionate to those who need our help and welcome people in safe and legal ways.

"But we will stop the exploitation of the broken system by those who come here illegally, buy asylum and make unfounded claims to remain."

A Home Office spokesman said: "Government efforts to facilitate the perfectly legitimate and legal return of people who entered the UK via illegal routes are too often thwarted by last-minute challenges filed hours before a scheduled flight .

“These claims are very often unfounded and completely unfounded, but they are fully taken into account legally, which results in the removal being postponed. This can effectively lead to a return process due to strict Dublin regulations.

"It is right that we are trying to remove migrants who have traveled through a safe country and who have no right to stay in the UK."

The last row comes after the Home Secretary blasted "Do Gooders and Lefty Lawyers and the Labor Party" in her keynote address to the Tory conference this week.

Ms. Patel promised to put an end to the people who are taking our country away by overhauling the “broken” asylum system and taking action against migrants.

She promised the "biggest overhaul in decades" when she warned that the current arrangements are not "firm or fair".

Yesterday's flight also stopped in Hungary to deport five foreign criminals with a combined prison sentence of 20 years. Crimes include robbery, Class A drug trafficking, theft and possession of a knife (pictured migrants in a dinghy brought into Dover port in September)

Yesterday's flight also stopped in Hungary to deport five foreign criminals with a combined prison term of 20 years. Crimes include robbery, Class A drug trafficking, theft and possession of a knife (pictured migrants in a dinghy brought into Dover port in September)

The Home Secretary said tightening enforcement and preventing abuse of the rules was the best way to "protect the vulnerable".

The cabinet minister also hit Labor MPs who berated her for her strong stance on law and order, saying she would not change her direction simply because they “did not match her vision of the views that ethnic minorities should hold ".

Ms. Patel told the conference, held practically due to the coronavirus pandemic, that "good-natured and left-wing lawyers and the Labor Party" must stop defending "the indefensible" asylum system.

"We will protect those most in need and put the rights of those who respect the rules above those who take our country away," she said.

The passionate speech came after an angry argument about the phasing out of “blue skies” ideas for reforming asylum regulations and curbing migrant transitions.

The number of migrants in the channel 2020 was 7,000

At least 7,000 migrants have managed to travel to the UK in small boats this year.

According to an analysis by the PA news agency, Wednesday was the 100th day people arrived in small boats in 2020.

Migrants crammed into unsafe dinghies have come to the UK from France more than every three days, data shows.

Immigration officials say screening centers are sometimes "overwhelmed" by the high numbers while staff remain aware of the threat of Covid-19.

Meanwhile, charities continue to urge the Home Office to provide safe and legal avenues for asylum seekers to put an end to dangerous canal crossings.

In 2019 Home Secretary Priti Patel promised to make such trips a "rare phenomenon", but UK law enforcement agencies now believe the problem will persist for a while.

A handful of people arrived in Dover Wednesday as migrants attempted the crossing before the fall and winter weather worsened.

Wednesday marked the 100th separate day in 2020 that migrants successfully crossed the Dover Strait into the UK in small boats, the PA analysis shows.

This means that people successfully make the dangerous crossing more than once every three days.

The number of migrants arriving each day is highly dependent on the weather. Some days fewer than 10 come to Dover and some other days hundreds.

Almost 2,000 migrants reached the UK in September alone, more than in all of 2019.

Immigration officials say the "sheer volume" of migrant transfers in 2020 is "unprecedented" and has posed significant challenges.

Dover and Deal MP Natalie Elphicke said: “More needs to be done to end illegal trade and illegal migration. All options must be on the table to close the route itself.

"The French must first and foremost prevent boats from leaving, boats should be brought back to France instead of bringing them to Britain, and we should return people who come in via these illegal routes with no ifs or buts."

Proposals have been made including the establishment of a processing center on Ascension Island 4,000 miles away and even the use of wave machines in the channel.

However, government sources have insisted that the ideas have only ever been considered in brainstorming sessions and have complained that they were leaked to harm ministers.

Ms. Patel said the UK among Conservatives "offers and will always protect when people's freedoms are turned off".

"A fair asylum system should provide a safe haven for those fleeing persecution, oppression or tyranny," she said.

& # 39; But not ours. Because our asylum system is fundamentally broken. And we have a responsibility to act. & # 39;

Ms. Patel said: “From evicting Ugandan Asians from a repressive regime, to proudly relocating more Syrian refugees than any other EU country, to helping activists fleeing political persecution in Hong Kong.

“Under conservative leadership, the UK has and will always offer refuge when people's freedoms are turned off.

“So I'm going to introduce a new system that is firm and fair.

& # 39; Fair and compassionate to those who need our help. Fair by welcoming people in safe and legal ways.

“But firm, because we will stop the abuse of the broken system.

& # 39; Feast because we're going to keep those who come here illegally from making endless legal claims.

“And firm, because we will speed up the removal of those who are not entitled to protection.

& # 39; After decades of inactivity by successive governments, we will face the moral, legal and practical problems of this broken system. Because what exists now is neither solid nor fair.

“And I will legislate to meet this obligation. I will take whatever steps are necessary to fix this broken system. This is the biggest overhaul of our asylum system in decades. & # 39;

The Interior Minister promised to speed up the operational response to illegal migration.

She said, “We will continue to hunt down the criminal gangs that bring people into our country.

& # 39; I will continue to use the full strength of our excellent National Crime Agency and Intelligence Services to pursue them.

“Every week we will immediately give back those who come here illegally and break our rules.

"And we will examine all practical measures and options to prevent illegal migration."

Ms. Patel continued: “Those who are defending the broken system – the traffickers, the benefactors, the left lawyers, the Labor Party – are defending the untenable. And I'll never do that.

When sometimes it means being unpopular on Twitter. I will take it When it sometimes means Tony Blair's Spin Doctor is mocking my accent. So be it.

“And when it sometimes means that Labor MPs are trying to silence me because I don't live up to their idea of ​​what an ethnic minority woman should stand for. I will take it

"Because we, as conservatives, don't measure the depth of our compassion by two hundred and eighty characters on Twitter, but by the actions we take and the decisions we make."

Boris Johnson yesterday claimed that the British border police were "hampered by what the Home Secretary would no doubt and rightly call the left-wing human rights lawyers and other benefactors".

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