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Asylum seekers that stopped reporting to Home Office ‘will be found’

30th Apr 24 11:17 am

A Cabinet Minister has vowed that asylum seekers who are due to be flown to Rwanda that have stopped reporting to the Home Office “will be found.”

A government document reveals that 2,143 out of 5,700 identified to be flown to Rwanda have continued to report to the Home Office who “can be located for detention.”

Health Secretary Victoria Atkins told Sky News on Tuesday that the Home Office are “used to this” and there is a “range of measures” that authorities have to find and remove those who stop reporting.

Atkins said, “We want the message to go out loud and clear that if somebody doesn’t report as they should do, they shouldn’t think that they’ll get away with it. They will be found.”

A Home Office spokesman said, “As the Prime Minister has made clear, we will get flights off the ground to Rwanda in the next 10 to 12 weeks.

“In preparation for flights taking off, we have identified the initial cohort to be removed to Rwanda and have hundreds of dedicated caseworkers ready to process any appeals.”

Shadow immigration minister Stephen Kinnock said this is a “farce” which exposes the “total lack of grip the Conservatives have over the asylum system.”

He added, “The Prime Minister promised to detain and remove all those who crossed the Channel. Now he can’t even locate those intended for removal.

“How can the Conservative Home Office keep losing so many people?”

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