A British minister defended plans for forced relocation of illegal migrants to Africa
However, many Brits apparently do not share the archbishop’s view. A recent survey for Daily Mail revealed that 47% of voters back the government’s plan while only 26% are against it. Even the Labour electorate seems to support sending illegal migrants to Africa, with 39% in favor against 36% opposing.Earlier this week, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson revealed the £120 million ($158 million) deal with Rwanda and explained that, since 2015, the UK has offered refuge for over 185,000 people, and is now welcoming “unlimited numbers” of Ukrainian refugees. The Migration Partnership with Rwanda, in Johnson’s opinion, will come not only as a relief to UK social services, but will also be a powerful instrument to disrupt the business of human smugglers.The plan, however, was strongly condemned by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Amnesty International and the UK Refugee Council.