Rwanda asylum plan: Final legal challenges to be heard before flight

BBC News says three more people due to be on the first flight taking asylum seekers to Rwanda are planning legal challenges before take-off later on Tuesday.

Rwanda asylum plan: Final legal challenges to be heard before flight

BBC News says three more people due to be on the first flight taking asylum seekers to Rwanda are planning legal challenges before take-off later on Tuesday.

They are among eight people still on the passenger list after dozens won legal cases and were removed.

A last-ditch attempt to block the flight altogether was rejected by the Court of Appeal on Monday, however.

The flight is likely to cost more than £500,000, but ministers say it will disrupt the business of traffickers.

As the archbishops of Canterbury and York joined opposition politicians in condemning the plan, a government spokesman acknowledged more last-minute legal challenges were expected but said “we will not be deterred” from starting the flights.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-61791994

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