I have a provision. Home SecretaryThe Nationality and Borders Bill, which is in the committee stage, can provide legal protection to the authorities if a refugee dies in the English Channel.
Last month, Interior Ministry He said it was training Border Force guards on jet skis to push back small boats off the coast of Britain.
It is understood that the guards are at risk of legal action if a migrant is injured or drowned under existing laws.
Immigration barrister and author Colin Yu highlighted a section of the bill that states that an officer is “not liable in any criminal or civil proceedings” for actions taken during a pushback operation at sea.
It provides that this action was taken in “good faith” and with “reasonable grounds” to do so.
On his website, Freedom of Movement, Mr Yu claimed that “if a refugee dies during a maritime pushback operation, it could save officials from criminal and civil court action.”
He emphasized, however, that the provision was unlikely to provide a legitimate defense, arguing that if a border guard did not rescue a refugee, he would be violating both international and British law. ۔
He added that anyone whose family died in this way would be able to file for compensation under human rights law.
Her warning came as Ms Patel was under pressure from her party to reduce the number of migrants entering the UK by small boats.
Over the course of two days last week, more than a thousand people in at least 40 boats crossed after bad weather calmed down.
Since the beginning of the year, more than 17,000 people have made dangerous crossings – more than doubling in 2020.
Figures from the PA News Agency show that since the beginning of 2020, more than 25,000 people have flocked to the UK on dinghies, cakes and other small boats.
Despite a sharp rise in the number of boats arriving on the South Coast, asylum applications in the UK fell to 29,456 in 2020 – 93,475 in France and 121,955 in Germany. Significantly less than
The bill means that anyone arriving in the UK illegally, such as by a small boat, could have their claim rejected, could face up to four years in prison, and did not rely on public funds. Could go, and his family members prevented him from joining the country.
Labor has sought to block legislation, but noted that it recognizes the need to address the growing number of “dangerous” boat crossings.
Four barristers, led by human rights QC Raza Hussain, claimed the bill “represents the biggest legal attack on international refugee law in the UK so far.”
Home Office sources suggest that they are working to protect Border Guard guards from prosecution and that they comply with all international obligations set out in the bill.
A Home Office spokesman said: “As part of our ongoing response to these dangerous crossings, we continue to review and examine a range of safe and legal options for stopping small boats.
“All operational procedures that are used at sea and are provided in accordance with national and international laws.
“Through our new immigration plan, we will fix the broken asylum system, break the business model of human traffickers who risk lives and welcome people in a safe and legal way.”