Illegal Migration Act 2023
Enacted on 20 July 2023, the act has set a devastating precedent of endangering vulnerable people in the name of Rishi Sunak’s campaign slogan ‘Stop the boats’.
UPDATE - Friday 10 November 2023
The 'Rwanda Policy' has officially been challenged, escalated further and taken to the Supreme Court. The court has confirmed they will hand down their decision on Wednesday 14 November 2023. This decision will determine whether the UK Government's Rwanda Policy is a breach of the Refugee Convention and if it will breach an individual's human rights if forcibly removed to a third country such as Rwanda before their asylum claim is determined.
In this article, Paralegal Ellie Dyke-French looks at what the potential consequences are and why the Illegal Immigration Act 2023 has come under so much criticism.
What is the Illegal Migration Act 2023?
Officially published on 8 March 2023 by the Home Office, the 'Illegal Migration Act 2023' was enforced and changed current UK laws on 20 July 2023. Refraining migrants who have entered the UK illegally, from staying in the UK, and instead be "detained and promptly removed" (Gov.uk, 2023). The most recent version of the Government Bill can be found on the UK Parliament website.
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